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Natasha Newton
UK & Paris
Artist, illustrator, nature lover, Etsy shop owner (NatashaNewtonArt and MinimalNature).
Interests: art, illustration, painting, astronomy, nature, birds, interiors, book and cd cover design, etsy, london, paris, suffolk
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{Instagram pictures of my Paris workspace} I've noticed something interesting recently; more and more creative people seem to be using the photo-sharing app Instagram as a place to sell their work. While I'm a little torn about this (I don't... Continue reading
Thanks Myra! :) Kishori, thank you! I use many different types of heavyweight textured watercolour paper - some I buy here in France and others I order online. All are acid free. There are so many different varieties; it's good to experiment with a few to find your personal favourites! Natasha
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I had a surprise in my inbox yesterday - an email from a friend in the UK telling me that she had spotted some of my painted stones while flicking through the new issue of Ideal Home magazine, and she... Continue reading
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For some reason, painting this new collection of birds is really helping to keep my spirits up in our current situation, and I've also realised just how much I've missed creating these little critters over the past few months! Alongside... Continue reading
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So, two things have happened since Friday. 1. I started a new series, called Birds of Hope. You can read more about the idea behind them in the Etsy description here. And here they are in a little snapshot taken... Continue reading
Exactly, Erin - I'm glad it touched a nerve with you. Sometimes it's ok to 'do it for the money' (especially when you need 'the money' to pay the bills!) but it's so important to stay true to yourself. I always think people can tell when art is genuine and authentic. Good luck with your work! Natasha xo
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That sounds familiar, Judith! Best wishes for your future and work, and thank you! Natasha xo
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Thanks Ersi & Eleanor, your kind wishes are very much appreciated by both of us. And Eleanor, honestly it helps to know people (you!) are there, even if it is from a distance. It all helps, so thank you. (Big hug) Natasha xo
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Hi Katherine, In certain cases, that exact thing has happened to me too! There are some paintings I'm not so fond of and yet other people love them, and some I am really proud of that just don't seem to appeal to others. That's why I said that it's impossible to guess what's going to be popular. It's a strange thing! I hope your work is going well these days. Natasha xo
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{The first few pieces from the new Intersection series. You can find them here.} Being an artist is a funny old thing. You can go through phases where you somehow magically hit upon an idea that just takes off and... Continue reading
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Firstly, many thanks to those of you who left a comment or contacted me after the previous blog post; it was wonderful to read your supportive and kind messages, and we both appreciate it so much. Since that post was... Continue reading
Thanks Jane, we both appreciate your kind thoughts and lovely words. xo
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This is so true, Nicky. The treatment they're proposing to use on Leon is something I didn't even know existed! It wasn't around even 5 years ago. Thanks for your kind wishes. xo
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Thanks so much, Eleanor, and keep those positive vibes coming! We could use all you can muster right now. xo
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Thanks Belinda, on both counts! xo
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Those of you who don't follow me on twitter may be wondering why I haven't posted anything on the blog for about a month and a half. If I told you it has been the most stressful month and a... Continue reading
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Thank you so much! Natasha :)
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Moon Over The Mountains Acrylic on canvas. 8x8" / 20x20cm © Natasha Newton 2014 This little original piece on canvas was going to be included in the collection of paintings I'm making for an upcoming show this summer, but I've... Continue reading
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As promised in yesterday's post, I finished the final couple of stones and gave all 24 a coat of matte varnish to seal and protect the designs. Varnishing the stones also has the added benefit of enhancing and deepening the... Continue reading
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This weekend I sat down at my painting table with 24 stones in front of me. My aim was to paint all of them in a couple of days, and then divide them up into six sets of four. Two... Continue reading
Thanks John! I hope you're right! :)
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I'm heading back to Paris in just over a week, so once again I'm in full-on panic mode trying to finish work for a couple of galleries before I leave. I've now completed all the recent illustration and painting commissions,... Continue reading
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Yesterday, after lunch in a great little pub earlier in the afternoon as a slightly belated Mother's Day treat for my mum, we went along to Aldeburgh for an hour or two to sit on the beach. With a mint... Continue reading
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I've just completed the most insanely-detailed (and largest) watercolour Moon painting so far! It's actually a commissioned piece based on this little one, but instead of being a tiny 6x4", it's A3 size! Those stars pretty much made my eyes... Continue reading
Hi Erika, I'm so glad this (hopefully) helped your son a little! It's impossible to create and not get frustrated at times. Tell him from me to just keep on going! Eleanor, I like the idea of holding on to my experiments, but I swear I'd have no room left in either the studio or house if I did that! Perhaps I should be selective and hold on to a few.....you never know when you might need them. ;) Natasha xo
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