Written by Paul

My written work consists of thoughts of my past that shaped who I am, advice for others to take into the future and helpful video tips to help you with today.

November 05, 2020

Themes and Vignettes

Themes and Vignettes Vignette: A brief evocative description account or episode A small illustration which fades into its background Short…

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October 12, 2020

Sumi E Black to Black

A Japanese experience Traditional origins. I have always been fascinated by deep dark images like those of Goya’s war etchings…

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September 25, 2020

Watercolour brushes D.I.Y

Mark Making For me the brush is all. I am able to buy many types of brushes that are able…

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September 14, 2020

Tsukimi – Moon viewing- Japan

It was this time last year that I had the pleasure of sharing the moon viewing experience with Tina and…

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September 04, 2020

“Starting to paint” An introduction

I don’t remember starting to paint; it seems like I have always painted. I was born to the sound of…

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August 25, 2020

Drawing the Japanese experience

Going to Japan had been on my bucket list for years. It did not disappoint. I had always been inspired…

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August 25, 2020


Prague is a drawing paradise I am fortunate to regularly visit the capital city of the Czech Republic Prague, or…

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Paul Riley Art Courses

August 17, 2020

How To Paint In Watercolour?

Water colour as a medium has been around since the dawn of time so maybe not as many people would…

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Paul Rileys Studio

August 12, 2020

What Is Abstract Art?

There are a few ways of looking at it . Firstly non-figurative, meaning not intended to look “like” anything. This…

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