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Natasha Newton
Suffolk, UK
I paint and illustrate. Follow your heart. ♡
Interests: art, illustration, painting, astronomy, nature, birds, interiors, book and cd cover design, etsy, london, paris, suffolk
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Firstly, thank you to everyone who contacted me to leave supportive and kind comments after reading yesterday's blog - I've read them all and will respond a little later when I have more time (I have just a few minutes... Continue reading
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Have you noticed how I haven't really written very much about how I feel several months after losing Leon? I shared a lot of what I was going through when he first died and I was incredibly open; obviously I... Continue reading
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*** Scroll to the bottom of this post for a special discount code off any orders throughout March 2015. *** Observant readers of this blog may have noticed that there has been a link in the navigation bar at the... Continue reading
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Cetti's Warbler 2. Original painting in watercolour, gouache and acrylic ink on paper. 8x10" © Natasha Newton 2015 Every time I paint a new bird it gives me a nice feeling, like I've created a unique little character (I have... Continue reading
So glad you've bought the Rock Art book, Erika! Have fun trying some of the projects - you'll have to show me the results! Natasha xo
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Erika and Evan, you guys are cracking me up about the white mice! I should have taken a photo of them for you! They were part of the staple diet of every 1980s child in the UK. ;) I'm really sorry I've been so crap about replying to blog comments recently - it's honestly just down to a lack of time. I always read them and always appreciate everything you say whether it's thoughtful, complimentary, or just makes me laugh. I'll try to be better! Natasha xo
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I have two new night landscape paintings and a selection of prints available as part of the Spring Exhibition at Coldstream Gallery in the Scottish Borders town of Coldstream. The exhibition starts on 3rd March and I'm so pleased to... Continue reading
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For the past few months I've been in the midst of a very busy time. Bouncing back and forth between creating new paintings for galleries, working on commissions, making new pieces for the shop and keeping up with orders, as... Continue reading
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I have some exciting news to share with you all! There have been a few 'secret' projects I've been participating in or working on recently (by 'secret' I mean that I've been unable for one reason or another to share... Continue reading
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I thought you might like to know that two new prints are now available in the shop and both are images taken from two of my newest paintings, completed at the end of 2014. Midnight Walk 2 is available as... Continue reading
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Photograph courtesy of Sydney Freggiaro This is a pretty unusual post for me! During the past couple of years I've been contacted a few times by people who have asked whether I would mind if they used my artwork as... Continue reading
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Just a very quick post today to share with you a new original A3-size watercolour painting I completed this week. It's actually a commission for someone so it's not for sale, but this is the second commissioned painting based upon... Continue reading
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Something strange has happened to me during the past couple of months. I seem to spend a lot of my time thinking about blogging but not actually doing it. It's not like I'm lacking in ideas for blog posts; surprisingly... Continue reading
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Midnight Walk 2. Acrylic on canvas. 24x24" © Natasha Newton 2014 Suffolk Nightscape. Acrylic on canvas. 30x20" © Natasha Newton 2014 On Thursday afternoon last week I delivered a new collection of paintings on canvas to Snape Maltings Gallery in... Continue reading
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The Quiet of the Night 4. Acrylic on canvas. 12x12" © Natasha Newton 2014 The Quiet of the Night 3. Acrylic on canvas. 16x16" © Natasha Newton 2014 I've been terrible at updating the blog recently. I apologise for the... Continue reading
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Midnight Walk. Acrylic on canvas. 20x20" © Natasha Newton 2014 It's been so long since I posted anything on the blog. I realised a few days ago that a month had passed since my last entry, and I think after... Continue reading
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I'm going to tell you a little story. On Saturday evening, when I wrote this blog post, I truly felt in the depths of despair. It was as if suddenly the full magnitude of what has happened finally hit me.... Continue reading
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Aldeburgh Shoreline by Leon Milo, February 2013. Tomorrow it will be five weeks since Leon died, and honestly, I still feel the same as I did when it happened. In fact, this evening I've been feeling so bad I actually... Continue reading
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{www.natashanewtonart.etsy.com} I'm really starting to get back into my work again and it's just what I need right now. Painting focuses my mind on something positive; it gives me a reason to get up in the morning. It's been said... Continue reading
Dear Eleanor, everything you've said is spot on and certainly isn't too 'heavy'. You're totally right. And yes, I keep thinking of what Leon would want me to do and I know he'd be saying, "Get in that studio and make some work!". He'd also be encouraging me not to shut myself away, but to get out there and meet people and spend time with my friends. So I push myself in his honour. Thank you for being there. xxxxx
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I'm going to take your advice Erika, and get out in the fresh air for a good walk in a little while! I've been getting outside occasionally with friends or family but I really want to get back into exercising properly, which is something I haven't really done for the past five months. Leon was so ill that we couldn't go very far (and certainly not for long or vigorous walks), but now that I'm back in Suffolk properly for the first time since April, I want to make the most of the beautiful countryside, open air, and nature. Thank you. xo
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Ever since my last post I've wanted to write more. I have so many emotions inside - I feel everything these days - that talking about it or writing it down has become essential for me to be able to... Continue reading
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This is the post I hoped I'd never have to write, but on Sunday 31st August 2014 I lost the love of my life. Those of you who follow the blog will know that Leon was diagnosed with cancer at... Continue reading
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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 really want IG to become yet... 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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