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07
Jan
1

Best Of British

Posted by Marion Dutton
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I am rather chuffed with my latest painting. This is a HUGE painting at 50x40 inches, and painted for pure pleasure! I have been so busy with the 2014 schedule of workshops, that I just HAD to stop and paint something just for fun! This is the final version. Just in Time for the World Cup too! Nice and Patriotic! To commission me for a portrait or pet portrait - or indeed anything at all please complete the CONTACT ME form on the website to discuss your requirements.
17
Nov
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10
Nov
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Julie Nash Autumn Still Life 9th November 2013

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Well I for one was certainly blown away by the results of the students on Julie Nash's Autumn Still life. Just look at these spectacular paintings. Julies use of rich vibrant colours is outstanding, and the brass simply shines right off the paper!! Everyone went home smiling yesterday and no wonder - they all did such an amazing job. Julie is an author and an incredibly talented artist, but she also has a fantastic ability to teach her students how to use acrylics to really make a painting simply POP! Great job guys. If you are interested in acrylics then be sure to join Julie at her next workshop here at MazArt Studio, this is for a stunning mountain landscape in acrylics and is held on 7th December - there are only a few places left now so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment! MazArt Studio runs many guest tutor workshops and we cover a full range of medium from Watercolours, acrylics, pencil drawing, oils, and mixed media - you name it and we have an instructor to teach it - and a full range of subjects too! MazArt studio is the place to visit to learn how to paint!
17
Oct
0

2014 - New Schedule & Classes.

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I am being asked almost daily now when the 2014 schedule will be available for booking. We are currently putting everything together and entering all the new exciting workshops for 2014 on the computer, but they are not "live" just yet. We are hopeful that the new classes will be "live" mid November, and that the New Jam Packed Brochure will be mailed out in the first week of December. If you are subscribed to my mailing list then you will get an email to remind you that the new classes are "live" on the website and available for booking, so please click the SUBSCRIPTION link on the HOME PAGE! If you would like your own copy of the JAM PACKED 2014 BROCHURE then please complete the OONTACT ME form with your address details and you will be added to the postal schedule (UK only - overseas PDF will be available). Next year we have a fabulous line up and cover all subjects and media - Vic Bearcroft, Matthew Palmer, Jeremy Ford, Julie Nash, Pat Wood, Nick Proctor, Angela Gaughan, Joanne Thomas, Marion Dutton (me) Roy Lang, Paul Beattie, Judith Farnworth and so many many more .....I promise it will be worth the wait!
21
Sep
0

Dusky Falls Acrylic Painting Workshop

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what a fantastic day I had today teaching my version of a Wilson Bickford Painting "Dusky Falls". The day was full of banter, laughter, and plenty of cups of tea! Acrylics can be difficult to master, but with a few hints and tips on how to blend look at what this lively bunch have created. Well done to Daryl, John, Frank, Cheryl, Emily, Janet, Andy and Denise - what a super job you all did! If you would love to learn how to paint in oils and acrylics then why not drop on one of my painting workshops. The techniques taught in any of my classes are transferred easily into any painting subject, and you can be assured of a fun and fabulous day too with lunch included......what a bargain!
04
Sep
0

Roy Lang Seascape 2014

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I am delighted that Roy Lang will be back again in 2014 not once, but TWICE! In May 2014 he will be painting this spectacular Sunset Beach, and October has him back painting a magnificent moonlit seascape. To receive updated notification of my new exciting workshops please subscribe to my mailing list. The link is on the front page of the MazArt Website. 2014 Looks to be a VERY exciting year - I can hardly wait!
12
Aug
1

Private Bookings August 2013

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I had a lovely time with this lively art group from Warrington. They booked a private workshop with me, and chose this fantastic seascape to paint. What a fabulous job they all did too! I would like to extend my thanks to Ray for organising this booking. Great job, David, Ray, Peter, Brenda 1 & Brenda 2 and Barbara. Good work, and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon.
31
Jul
2

Private Group Bookings at MazArt Studio

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I had a fabulous day today with this lively art group who booked a private weekly session with me. Private bookings are becoming very popular, and I can understand why. What a fabulous way to enjoy the day, with your friends learning to paint, and all the materials are all included in the price - and EVEN LUNCH is included. If you are a member of an art society, or WI, or any other group of friends or family members who would love to learn to paint, why not book your own private session here at MazArt. I can take up to a maximum of 12 students, and if your booking is for 6 or more then you will EACH qualify for a £5 discount........a great day out, at fantastic value and you get to take home your masterpiece. To discuss your requirements please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
05
Jul
0

Filming in Liverpool - Art-tutor.com

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I had a wonderful day on Wednesday filming for art-tutor.com. I was asked to paint a bird and a floral of my choice, in acrylics. I chose to do a loose sunflower painting in the morning, and followed it up with a bird painting in the afternoon. These will be available to watch online at art-tutor.com over the next few months. If you would like to subscribe to art-tutor please visit the website at to http://www.arttutor.com/artist/MarionDutton as well as my videos there are LOTS of fabulous artists to watch covering all mediums, and styles. There really is something for everyone. Check out the site, as there are lots of freebies for you to enjoy whilst you decide if you want to subscribe.
30
Jun
2

Pet Portrait Commission

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I undertake regular commission for portraits and pet portraits. Commissioning a portrait is a simple process. a) Decide upon the size and style of your portrait, do you want a traditional oil portrait or a dry brush oil, or a pencil? b) check out my prices, based upon sizes and number of subjects to be included in the portrait - do you want a complicated background or a simple blended background (which is included in the basic price). once you are happy simply email me your chosen photo, and we can take it from there. Portrait and pet portrait paintings make a fabulous and unique gift for either yourself or that special someone. I will also under take house commissions etc, so if you have a favourite photo why not make it more special by turning it into a fabulous painting.
28
Jun
2

Jeremy Ford's Fabulous Water Colour Workshop "Moonlight"

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A had a fabulous time today painting with Jeremy Ford, and his fabulous "Moonlight" watercolour. Everyone produced some terrific results (and have already booked on the next workshop) Jeremy is a very patient tutor, and explains things so well - everyone took home a painting they were delighted with - well done to Geoff, Joy, Aileen, Amy, Denise, Jill, Chris, John, Connie, Janet & Maureen, and a HUGE thank you to Jeremy for a fabulous and rewarding day. I am already looking forward to the next one! I am also proudly showing off my version of this beautiful painting - as I am rather proud of this especially as water colours are really not my thing. Jeremy really showed me how to create atmosphere and detail, so much so I think I will be trying my hand at watercolours again and again......though I might have a go at this one in oils :-) To book Jeremy's fabulous Christmas floral on the 15th November simply register your place online. But please be quick if you want to reserve a place, as 5 places have been taken already (and they went in the space of half an hour!!! )
18
Jun
1

Tiger River - By Vic Bearcroft

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Have you ever wanted to know how to take a great reference photo for inspiration, and translate that into an incredible painting. Take a look at Vic Bearcroft's beautiful acrylic painting "Tiger River". Here Vic has taken a wonderful photograph of this tiger, the pose is incredible, however the background is very uninspiring. Look how he has transported the tiger from the dull background of the zoo, and placed him back in the heart of the jungle. Tiger River will be the subject of a two day acrylic painting workshop here at MazArt studio in June 2014. To get updated information of when this workshop, and other incredible and inspiring workshops will be taking place please subscribe to my mailing list. Those on my mailing list will always be the first to be informed of any new workshops or events at the studio. It is totally free to subscribe and you can unsubscribe anytime you wish. I also promise never to give out your details to anyone else! simply click the link and enter your name and email address to always be kept up to date. http://eepurl.com/qMj_9 (or copy paste to your browser)
08
Jun
6

Blue Jay Beauty Workshop

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I had such a great day teaching Blue Jay Beauty mixed media workshop. We began the day with an acrylic background, then blocked in the bird and branch with acrylic. Once that was dried we switched to oils and finished everything off. Everyone did such a great job. To book one of my workshops simply choose a painting you would like to have a go at and register online for the event.
29
May
0

Commission a Pet Portrait

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I was recently commissioned to do two paintings for a lovely lady, the oil painting is a gift for her friend, and the dry brush oil portrait (black and white) is a gift to herself. I have really enjoyed doing this pet portrait, and particularly loved the addition of that cheeky cat with its tongue sticking out. Sadly the two white labs and the cheeky cat are no longer with us, but the lovely yellow Labrador Poppy is alive and well. If you would like to commission a pet portrait simply complete the contact me form with your requirements and we can take if from there. To get a good idea of prices please go to my PRICES page where you will see a complete breakdown of prices, but of course do email or CONTACT ME for a more specific quotation.
25
May
3

Portrait & Pet Portrait Course May 2013

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I had a fabulous 3 days teaching the portrait/pet portrait course. I was very flattered that Alan had travelled each day from Annan on the Scottish boarders after seeing my films on art-tutor.com, which took him around 2 hours each way! Such dedication! And both Wendy and Alan produced really amazing results. Well done to you both, it was a real pleasure these past few days thank you. If you would like to join my next portrait course and paint a portrait or pet portrait of your choice, please see the class schedule for the next workshop.
20
May
6

Roy Lang 3 Day Workshop - May 2013

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What an incredible 3 days!!! Firstly am still pinching myself that Roy Lang was here in my house!!! and secondly I am delighted at the incredible results everyone has produced under his expert tuition. Roy is a patient teacher, who really goes out of his way to explain the movement of the sea, and why we painted the way we painted, light through the waves, and reflective light - he was so informative and has a real passion for the sea, which obviously shows in his incredible seascapes. I cannot wait for the next one, as Roy has promised a seascape with a sunset and beach - how exciting!!! You can see Roys fabulous work by visiting his website at http://roylangartist.com/
27
Apr
0

Bright Light City

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I had a fabulous day today teaching this lovely little mixed media painting. We began by painting in the buildings in black gesso and then once the acrylic was dry we began to add the oil paints over the top. Everyone's sky was fabulous and yet so different - some had real storms brewing whilst others were just that bit calmer. I love how we are all painting the same painting and yet no two are ever alike - even my own! Great job John, James, Rainhard, Wendy and Liz. If you would like to learn to paint, simply register for one of my exciting classes. I run lots of classes for oils and acrylics, but also host many guest tutor workshops too from pastels to watercolours - so there really is something for everyone! Booking is easy too simply register against your chosen class online!
26
Apr
0

Loose and Lovely Watercolour Poppies

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A brand new watercolour workshop with Patricia Wood. Come and Paint with Pat on Friday 7th June 10am-4pm and learn some fabulous techniques which include masking out with fluid, and wet into wet colour washes. Price is ONLY £40 PER PERSON and includes ALL MATERIALS AND LUNCH!
21
Apr
4

Vic Bearcroft Workshop April 2013

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Time to pinch myself I think! Matthew Palmer was here on Saturday, and today we were taught by the very talented Vic Bearcroft! What a weekend! Today we painted a lion portrait, and I for one, learnt so much, that I think I might have to persue this pastel (chalk) lark! So far I have not been convinced that pastels could take the place of my beloved oils......that was until a workshop with Vic. I am delighted with my painting, and as Vic explained his 5 point process, things began to "click" - in fact pastel painting and oil painting have many similarites. I did LOVE the soft effect that the velour paper produced too - so watch this space I have a feeling pastels could quite easily become a new love in my life!
20
Apr
0

Matthew Palmer Workshop

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We had a fabulous day today with Matthew Palmer as our very entertaining instructor. This was watercolour workshop and everyone produced fabulous paintings and learnt some really exciting techniques, from scratching out, to salt and applying glitter! All great stuff. Thank you Matthew you are a fabulous and inspirational teacher.