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Painting Dazzle Camouflage on a Kayak Using Acrylics

Paint Kayak camouflage

This is about painting a pattern on a kayak but there’s a Greenland roll at the end of the video for the kayakers among you, using a Greenland paddle. I think we can show that Acrylics appear to be effective for painting a fibreglass boat [...]

Mural Painting Adventures

Egyptian Frieze Bathroom part

Let’s take a look at murals and friezes today. I have done my share of painting on walls but done nothing as impressive as these two Friezes in the hall of a house in Culmstock Road, Clapham. Frieze panels with mountains and sailing boats They [...]

Caravan Mural for Camouflage

I was asked to paint a forest on a caravan   The owner was building a verandah on one side and he wanted to be discreet, to hide the caravan in the woods. Bright white and gleaming it shone out and could be seen from [...]

Painting Demonstration at Brixham Art Society

Painting Demo-Brixham Art Society

Brixham Art Society invited me to give a painting demonstration in June at the Brixham Rugby Club in Devon. The subject, A Semi-abstract Landscape in Acrylics

Painting a Tabletop – Lunchtime on the Beach

Lunchtime on the Beach Detail

The hot weeks of Summer this year finally did for my garden table. It was already on the way out because – well, I left it out all year without any protection, and small cracks in the melamine top had allowed water into the chipboard [...]

After the Show, Devon Open Studios 2018

Devon Open Studios 2018 Visitors and Reactions Thank You My thanks to all the visitors who came to the studio to see my work. It was a great pleasure to see familiar faces and to meet new people. Here are some thoughts on the show. [...]

Devon Open Studios 2018

Outlines Devon Open Studio 2018

  I am happy to announce that I’m taking part in the Devon Open Studios event this year. Organised by the Devon Artist Network, this is a great opportunity for art lovers to visit and meet artists making a huge variety of artworks and practises [...]

Elusive Wildlife in Devon

Badger seen at dusk

A look at the Elusive Wildlife in Devon and The Fate of The Badger Devon is rich in inspiration for an artist. There is so much to explore. The rolling countryside, shaped by farming together with the farm buildings, farm animals, barns and machinery is [...]

Artists and Other Self-employed People – The Mountains We Climb

Christina Bonnett's first shop in Clapham

11th March 2017 – I heard about the Chancellor’s announcement on Wednesday to raise the class four national insurance contributions for the self-employed  to 11 per cent by 2019. It made my blood boil – but what could I say to make a difference? It [...]

North Devon Art Trek 2016 – Meet the Artists & Expand Your Horizons

Track by Ploughed Field

This Open Studio Event is a must for visiting and resident art lovers in North Devon and Exmoor this September. And I, Christina Bonnett, am part of it! UPDATE: This year, I am taking part in Devon Open Studios 2018, Click here. (opens in a [...]