Vandy Massey is an expressive artist who creates exuberant paintings of landscapes and flowers.
Facilitating artist development is something of a passion. Running workshops with some of the world's foremost tutors is the result.
Vandy is part of the ARTPowerup team, developing online classes and resources for artists.
"Paintings filled with joy, energy and colour"
Not all Granulating Watercolours are Created Equal
Granulating watercolours have become increasingly popular, so watercolour manufacturers have responded to this trend by adding innovative paints to their collections. The range of effects that can be achieved simply by choosing the right tube of paint is staggering because every pigment is slightly different….
Watercolour texture on impermeable surfaces
In my last post I talked about a few items you could use for mark making to develop interesting watercolour texture. Watercolour texture can also differ significantly depending on the qualities of the support you use. Another way to get unusual effects in watercolour is…
Texture in watercolour – how to make your own tools
If you want to create texture in watercolour paintings, you can use granulating colours and granulation medium. You can also use watercolour ground and these days, even pearlescent watercolour ground. The development of painting mediums has given artists so many choices. Mixed media artists have…
Aine Divine Painting Landscapes
One of the most requested tutors and subjects for future workshops on our feedback form is Aine Divine painting landscapes. I am thrilled that she will be joining us in September 2021 to tutor a 2-day landscape workshop. In February 2020, a group of watercolour…
An Artist’s Christmas
In my studio, an artist’s Christmas is typically a time for resting and preparing for the coming year. Although it may be different for others, I think of it as a mini hibernation. This is so because it is time to be introspective and quiet. The warmth…
Watercolour Christmas Card designs 2020
I love making handmade watercolour Christmas card designs in December. It is now many years since I bought a pack of printed cards. The ones I make are so much more personal. The first few years I created them, I felt a bit self-conscious about…