These are the main Sections of the Site
These are the other Topics within this section
This site does not have a full index because data is being added all the time.
In 2010, I added a Google search facility ( access via the Site Information page ) and that does find most things,
though recent additions to the site can take a few weeks to be picked up by the Google search engine
ANY CHANGES IN THE PAGES OF THE SITE WILL BE RECORDED HERE
THIS IS A REVISED LIST, COMMENCING APRIL 2009
April 7th 2009 -
and a new Contents page
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and Adjusting the quality of your photo using software
May 5th 2009 -
what they are, and how to get them
May 25th 2009 -
First section completed to the end of ‘Brands/Cretacolor ’
May 26th 2009 -
to have crept in over the last few months. I have to watch these pages like a hawk
They seem to have a life of their own !!!!!!
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Tutorial pages will be refreshed shortly when extra pages are added
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This will take a little time to complete so the PDF files will be amended later and not all links will be in place yet
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August 9th 2009 The whole site revised and laid out afresh. The internal links and the small context index ( bottom right of the page ) are not yet complete, and will be added progressively over the next couple of months as time allows. The basic site is back on air though, in a new format and I hope you find it easier to use. Understanding the software to do it was certainly a challenge !! I must now concentrate on the Knuston Course for early September.
August 10th 2009 I have revised the CONTENTS page so that it now becomes a more useful means of navigation around the site for newcomers, and also added a ‘C’ button to enable travellers to find their way back to the Contents listing. This tidies up an important loose end.
The next task is to start going through the old links that are now broken or need revising.
August 10th 2009 Also added the long promised page on Backgrounds with Aquarelles
August 15th 2009. In order to make it easier for visitors who have the old size (narrow) computer screens, I have responded to the request that the navigation buttons go back on the left hand side, with a partial re-
August 16th 2009 Started the long job of updating and installing internal links. Completed up to and including Brands
August 20th 2009 Added a new NEWS page to cover news and new information on CP topics
August 22nd 2009 Started a progressive revision of pages and addition of context links. Starting from ‘Differences Between Brands’
August 28th 2009 Revised Surfaces 1 -
August 30th 2009 A number of internal hyperlinks produced an odd result with doubled up frames on the main pages. I have corrected those I have found, but if you spot any more, please send me an Email and I will check them out. Links within a page to another page should just open the new page within the frame and not repeat the whole outside as well.
SEPTEMBER 18th 2009 New details of courses at Knuston Hall in 2010 and also proposals for a detailed step by step tutorial over this website later this year. PLEASE SEE the latest entry at the bottom of the Tuition page and send me an Email as suggested, if you are interested in getting involved..
OCTOBER 5th 2009 A NEW detailed Step by Step landscape exercise is just starting, with input from a panel of artists who will be working it along with the site. If you want to join in with the exercise, just follow the progress. As much detail is given as possible to make it suitable for beginners in CP.
OCTOBER 10th 2009 Detailed SBS exercise will commence shortly, the interactive panel is now established, and we are about to select the image we will work from.
OCTOBER 17th 2009 We now have an image to work from for the detailed step by step exercise, and will start to consider what to include and what to exclude
NOVEMBER 9th 2009 Details of the sale of UKCPS simple step by steps left over from the recent exhibition at Birmingham added to an extra page on the UKCPS section
NOVEMBER 10th 2009 Information on both Talens Pencils and Bruynzeel pencils added to the Brands section
NOVEMBER 14th 2009 More information on the Bruynzeel Design colour pencils
NOVEMBER 14th 2009 Stabilo white ‘ALL’ pencil on black paper -
NOVEMBER 30th 2009 The last posting to the detailed step by step for 2009 will be later this week
and the next one after that will be in the first or second week of January 2010 ( Business back to normal )
Happy Christmas and a good new year to all our readers See you in 2010 !
2010 January 13th -
JANUARY 24th 2010 Another step in the big tutorial is now shown on page 4 as above.
January 27th 2010 Further work on the Step by Step brings the area of trees in this landscape nearer completion _ Page 5
January 30th 2010. Change made to pastel pencil intro page to record intention to post the new section on pastel pencils on February 13th
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APRIL 1st 2010 -
The initial move simply shifts some old parts across, but there will be added parts and also a re-
April 24th 2010. A steady read through and update of the site page by page, involving a lot of minor amendments, and the addition of some more illustrations. This will take some time as there are now over 200 pages on the site. Any major additions or changes will be logged, but most of the smaller ones will be left to your own observation to spot.
May 1st 2010 Read through and revision has reached Surfaces -
Revised pages now have a revision date at the bottom of the page
May 13th 2010 -
‘Pastel Pencils’ is a recent addition, so the next area for review will be the ‘General Techniques’ section
June 3rd 2010 -
( or page ) will be added later.
June 24th 2010 Mixed Media exercise completed. Bellapais Abbey, Kyrenia.
A picture using pastel pencil underpainting with detail added in wax pencil over the top.
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August 14th 2010 -
A number of pages have been removed and information merged into a more logical form.. The ‘standard’ navigation page has now been restricted to main subject headings and a new topic page introduced which gives more space for content.
August 23rd 2010 -
September 3rd 2010 -
Readership of the site has leapt since the new layout was posted. Good to see that we are also seeing readers from some parts of the world I haven’t noticed on our geographical list before. Perhaps I had just missed you last time, but with the new arrangements it is now easier to keep track ! Welcome and thanks for looking in. Do let me know if there is anything I can include in future to help you all.
If I don’t know an answer myself, I usually know someone who does !
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JANUARY 5th 2011. I have revised the basic advice page on Pencil differences as this was virtually unchanged from 2009 and it needed updating for more recent brand availability.
JANUARY 6th 2011 -
FEBRUARY 6th 2011 -
General Art Points was easily confused with General techniques, so I have amended the title to simplify my own searching for data.
March 1st 2011 There have been one or two added bits of content over the last few weeks. Some information on Printing and Layout for producing cards etc ( with a further addition about lightfastness of printer cartridge inks ). There has also been an item included about the use of a matrix to decide on colour layering for Dry Point pencils.
MARCH 17th 2011 A major redesign of the main pages and the way the site runs to eliminate the old ‘window frame’ system. Hopefully the pages will now be easier to read on a wide variety of different computer screen sizes. Simplicity rules !!!!!! In the last few days there has also been the addition of some new information on lightfastness ratings ( ASTMS ).
MARCH 20th 2011 More content added to the Brick Stone and Tile TOPIC in Landscpe Techniques. A second (empty) page set up to take the rest of this section later this year.
APRIL 10th 2011 Mixed Media page has had more information added
MAY 6th 2011 A new tutorial step by step included -
MAY 26th 2011 The long awaited completion of the note on sharpening pastel pencils has been added to the Pastel Pencils Techniques page
JUNE 6th 2011 A Readers Gallery has been set up to enable those who view this site to see a wider range of work where pencil has been used, and also to go to linked websites and blogs of those artists on the Gallery ‘wall’.
This is proving an attraction and it may be that the current single page may need to be extended !
June 19th 2011 Help and Advice line item introduced on the first page of the site.
This may change and develop as time passes and a full advice section may be added to the site later.
June 30th 2011 Prismacolor lightfast chart has been added to the colour comparison chart sets. These pencils are no longer produced, but are still available in some internet retailers and Art stores in the USA. They were an excellent product but were not generally on sale in the UK.
July 6th 2011 A new Topic set up following investigations into the availability of workable fixative sprays for CP in Europe. This is still open for more information but the
subject has been transferred from it’s original site in the Help and Advice Line.
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February 5th 2012 A report on the testing of Spectrafix casein based fixative in the Fixatives sub section of Dry Point pencils.
February 9th 2012 Some minor updating of the two sections covering Solvents and Fixatives to alert users to the need for care
March 1st 2012 The opening page site statistics have been laid out differently to give a better idea of who reads the site
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June 2nd 2012 Update on UKCPS rule changes relating to definitions and entry to Exhibitions. CP is now only wax type pencils, watercolour pencils with water are classed as Mixed Media. Other media now accepted with more than 50% CP in Mixed media ( now allows Pastel Pencils with CP )
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February 2013 -
Some cosmetic improvement is still being done on the change over of pages to Arial font.
28th February 2013 -
24th March 2013 -
There is also an operational Discussion Forum within the site which is now building activity.
7th April 2013 -
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December 2013 -
May 2014 -
October 2014 -
is as up to date we can make it. There has not been a great deal of new content but the item on Bricks and Tiles in Landscape Techniques has been extended
November 2014 -
December 2014 -
Existing content from the Blog threads will be moved across to the Topics Talk pages here so that the present content is not lost.
It will still be possible to ask questions and make contributions, but these will have to be made via Email to the contact address
and will then be posted on the pages here.
April 2015 -
August 2015 -
Further tests on Watercolour pencil papers and papers suitable for pastel pencils will follow in due course ( i.e. later this year or next ! )
August 2015 -
January 2016 -
I don’t know how far I will get before life takes over again, but we will see…..
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THE SITE IS NOT BEING UPDATED BY ANY MAJOR AMOUNT AT THIS TIME as most of the data that will be included, is now present.
There will continue to be minor updates and there could be substantial revisions to some sections as and when time allows.
If any major page updates take place they will be noted, but otherwise minor updates will not be logged here.
A Record of most of the periodic updates to the site since 2009
|Glossary of CP Terms|
|Introducing step by steps|
|sbs basic shapes|
|sbs fruit bowl|
|sbs polperro B|
|sbs rectory garden|
|The Bowerman Stone|
|sbs to come|
|Price and Content|
|Papers for Wax type pencils|
|Papers for Watercolour pencils|
|Papers for Pastel pencils|
|Papers for mixed media with CP|
|Black Paper Fade|
|Non standard papers for wax pencils|
|Application of colour|
|Density of Colour|
|Results on Different Papers|
|Ways of using Aquarelles|
|Why Underpainting ?|
|Backgrounds with Aquarelles 1|
|Backgrounds with Aquarelles 2|
|A Brush with W/C Pencils|
|Foliage in W/C Pencil|
|Step by Step - Coventry Canal|
|Cottage Garden - Step by Step PDF|
| Italian Street step by step 1|
|Italian Street step by step 2|
|Brokken Bridge Step By Step PDF|
|Coventry Canal 2|
|CP & Pastel|
|CP & W/c Pencils|
|CP & Other media|
|Archway - Mixed Media sbs|
|Cottage Entrance Mixed Media sbs|
|Annecy Reflections 1|
|Annecy Reflections 2|
|working on coloured paper|
|Still Life Points|
|BURNISHING, Blenders and Burnishers|
|Landscape Tutorial- Grand Union|
|clouds & skies|
|Brick, Stone & Tile|
|Brick stone and tile 2|
|Colour and complementaries|
|Boats & Water|
|Form & Space|
|Drawing from Life - introduction|
|using a camera|
|transfering an image|
|keeping a record|
|printing 2 - layout|
|Life Drawing 1 - the basics|
|November 2011 Landscape SBS|
|July 2012 - Kitten Step by Step|
|Old Blog Posts as at Dec 2014|
|Aix En Provence series|
|New input ( from Dec 2014)|