Ann Mortimer

Nottingham, United Kingdom

I am a watercolour artist and art tutor from Nottingham, UK. I love painting flowers particularly and sharing techniques with others as...

Journal

Sharing watercolour techniques on my new blog

I’m going to indulge in some “shameless self promotion” here, my only excuse being that I’m in it to SHARE more than anything else.
I’ve just started a new tips and techniques BLOG where I share watercolour techniques on topics that people have shown interest in or have said…How do you DO that?…or…That never works for me!…

Here is the first post on the blog about that old chestnut “NEGATIVE PAINTING” (I wish there was a better term as its effects are entirely positive!)
It’s a simple demo of painting leaves that just outlines the technique. You wont want to hang this picture in your house when you’ve painted it but it might make you say…oh right! I get it now! Let’s try it on a real painting!

Negative painting and a 3D effect demonstration

Here’s a photo of a clematis growing in my ga

How do I reach the homepage from my laptop?

Can anyone tell me how I access the redbubble homepage from my computer?
I seem to get straight through to MyBubble and can’t find the homepage entry to redbubble to see the images on there.
Help!…it’s such a simple thing but I can’t figure out how to do it! Thank you to anyone who can help.

Thank you oh lovely buyer!

Just to say thank you to the lovely person who bought a photographic print of my “Small Boy and Cat” image. I am really pleased…as this sort of thing does not happen too often in my life, so it was a really nice surprise! I wish people would send a bubblemail so that I could thank them personally. Hope this will do instead.

Thank you mystery buyer!

Many thanks to the lovely person who bought quite a few cards of my work today.
Wish I knew who you were, but in any case you have really made my day! Cheers and I hope you enjoy the cards.

Ann

Thank you!

A warm thank you to the lovely person who bought a card of my Hellebores the other day and the equally lovely person who bought a print of my Tree Peonies earlier today.
I don’t know who you are but you have made this artist very happy!

Best Wishes from Ann

A Step by Step demo of Blackberries for those who might be interested...

I thought I’d add the different stages of my Blackberries painting for anyone who’s interested to have a look at…only you wont know it’s there unless I tell you!
I often take photos of each stage in case I want to use that painting as a workshop project to teach and practise watercolour techniques such as designing a composition,laying washes, negative painting, etc. etc.
We’re going to be doing this one in the studio at the weekend. My last workshop of the year. I’m off now to gather some bramble leaves…

Hands across the Water collaboration

I took part in the dolphin jigsaw Hands across the Water collaboration conceived and organised by Barbara Glatzeder and here is the result. Eleven artists who hardly knew each other or knew of each other working together to produce one piece following a colour and vague subject theme.
Wonderful synchronicity and amazing intuition and mutual awareness takes place. I don’t know how it works, but it’s good!
Here’s the finished dolphin, set on a fabulous background.
Click here to see an enlarged pic.

Thank you mystery buyer!

I would just like to thank the lovely person who bought my flower calendar

and a print of Snowy Rosehips

You have made this particular bubbler very happy!

(I don’t know whether this is good RB etiquette to write this but I’ve fallen flat on my face several time s already so what the heck!)

Redbubble Calendars rock!

Yay! Today my Redbubble calendars arrived! Taking advantage of the 25% reduction offer, I sent for some of my own calendars!
I’m a great believer in trying to achieve the most benefit from the least amount of effort…(ok, I’m lazy!)…so thought I would solve Christmas present problems while at the same time publicising my work and having seasonal stock to sell at my workshops. This way I figured I could avoid having to go to a printer with all the design consultation that involves, and could decide myself how my calendars would look.
It really is genius, especially as RB have got the calendars here to the UK in six short days from my ordering them! The printing’s good too.
More offers like that would be cool RB!

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