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Hi - Ann Hyde here with my

Usefulpaintingtips.blogspot.co.uk  - (Tips and techniques in painting)

because that's what I hope it will be - Useful.

I'm in no way trying to be a teacher, I'm just a very keen amateur enjoying painting in Watercolour, Acrylics and Oils.  I hope that some of the things I have learned I can pass on to others.

Painting over the years, self taught for the most part, I have learnt a few things along the way, and hopefully continue to learn.  So I thought I would start adding those Tips and tricks here.  Someone might like to read it.....if anyone happens to be reading this in the first place of course!

All the posts on this blog are purely my own opinion, just saying.

♥ ann
www.studiohyde.blogspot.co.uk

Comments

ann hyde said…
Thanks Miriam. If this blog can help someone in even a small way, then it is all worth doing....Thanks so much for your comment....ann :-)
ann hyde said…

Oh, nearly forgot....Miriam, do you have a Blog?
cjbj said…
Thanks for sharing!
You're very welcome. Hope you enjoy this blog :-)

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the
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WHAT!

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