Spring Watercolour Workshop starts 4th April

With Spring finally in the air, I am starting again our weekly watercolour workshops from 1:00 to 4:00 at Cuckoo Farm Studios. Working both in our caravan and also in the grounds of this lovely farm.

Every Monday for 10 Weeks (except bank holidays), I have a new approach for this workshop which will take you through the world of colours this season.

We start on the 4th April looking at the rainbow, setting up your colour palettes with a choice of standard, delicate, intense and old masters and With an overview of what is useful to have tools-wise for painting in Watercolours.

The following Monday, the 11th, we will explore working with cool and warm colours. This is very important if you want to have a clean luminous watercolour. As part of this we will look at what muddies your watercolours so you can avoid it in future.

The next Monday, 18th April, we will look at Complimentary colours so as to be able to control the tonal range of your colours, remembering that in watercolour we only work with the White of the paper. Now, well equipped to control our medium we will dive into our colours.

As each of you will be working with different palettes, it will be fascinating bring these all now together, mixing and combining them to create a rainbow of coloured lights…which is the ideal watercolour.

On the 25th, we step out on our colour journey with YELLOW. We will examine the range of yellows available, cool and warm, intense and old master, and how to use these. Exploring colour mixtures. We will paint both in the caravan and outside, limiting our colour palettes so as to be able to gain a good control of this particular hue.

After the Bank Holiday we return, this time to explore BLUE. As you can see, we will not be moving chronologically but building your colour knowledge in terms of what is needed as your next linking colour.

At the end of these ten weeks you should have a much wider control of colour which will serve you well not only in watercolour but in all media.

I hope you will join us on this journey!

Costs for the ten weeks is £150.00 payable on booking. Numbers will be limited to five participants only. If you have not attended a class before, the first class may be booked for only 20.00 so you can have a taste of these session, with the balance payable at the end of first day if you would like to continue. Priority will be given those booking the entire course. A range of material will be provided as always to supplement your own as required. An A3 watercolour pad and small sketchbook required as well as your existing watercolours and brushes ( please do not purchase any new materials until guidelines provided on the first day) . Notes on what has been covered weekly will be provided at the end of each class to help guide you.


I look forward to taking this journey with you!


Lupe Cunha


07847 384084


My Xmas Present for You


RED ON RED ON RED – 50x70cm -Acrylic on Box Canvas – £95


  • In 2016, I will be working on a new series of work, so I felt it was time I found a good home for some of my existing  artworks. So over the 12 days of Christmas each day I will post another work which I am selling at a  reduced promotional price. These prices will be valid for 30 days from posting. Purchase will be through EBAY and I provide a link here so you can go to our shop and bookmark your favourite work and then go back and buy it with Xmas gift money in 2016.

The work is available at this special promotional price at our shop on my EBAY shop for 30 Days.

Delivery in the UK and International.

To Purchase this work Visit: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/- ArtbyLupeCunha

Suffolk Cottages May 2015

 June will see a number of new work being auctioned on EBay at silly prices!!!

Visit: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/- ArtbyLupeCunha (link) 

I have set myself a challenge to get me working more rather than wasting time in the studio…tidying…re-arranging things….reading…chatting to colleagues and generally doing everything but work. I’ve taken a number of works which I started but never finished and completed it….

Some will be good, some will be bad and some will be indifferent. But all will be posted on EBay on auction with starting prices from £0.99. They are all UNFRAMED and the deliver cost is from £9.01 (UK) to allow us to package them properly. EBay will dispatch worldwide for an additional 20.00 Dollares. It will normally take two/three weeks for foreign delivery and one week for UK delivery.

Please contact me if you need more information….

Red Blue Green – Painted Collage – 2013


Original Artwork 8×10 Created by collaging multiple pieces of acrylic painted cut paper to create the composition above. Part of a series of works exploring colour compositions with different hues, tones and tints in grid-like arrangements. Part of the Series currently in my EBay Shop at:

Now available for delivery in Europe, North & South America

21st January – Colour Abstracts from Photos

After a week of not feeling very well, I begin to feel creative again. Sorted out my studio for work and also my watercolour station but I feel that one of my problems is that I have too many ideas and get pulled in so many directions I don’t always know what to choose. So I end up doing nothing…
I found a book where I glued a number of photos which I felt would make potential paintings. From the photos I do pencil abstractions of the original and looking back at some of the things I’ve done I think there is some interesting ideas there that may be potential work. So tonight I began adding colour to the images, I was quite pleased with these so I did a few more sketches…
Not masterpieces, but work.
Rather than try and write and photograph at the same time, I’ve decided to write the blog and then once a week up-load the images and then publish the blog.
Let’s see if this work better as a way to help encourage my work and development.

Bandeira Vermelha (Red Flag) – June

While I started working from my coloured grids, in Rio very quickly the scenery around me began to inspire me independently and one of the pieces I produced was this one…


This was such a strong image, I really wanted to include it into my exhibition, so how would I incorporate it into the Grid series?  This is how I did it…


Studies in Red – February

One of the collages I did early on I felt had a lot of potential and I wanted to make it one of the key pieces in the show.  I called it simply…

Red Abstract 1

Red Abstract

I felt it was so strong that while I was planning on enlarging it, it was strong enough even in study form to be used as the key image to promote the exhibition….

In Brasil, I continued to work this image….this time working in acrylic…

RedAbstract 2

and back here again on a larger canvas.  I continued working it…and working it…until the final exhibition piece was complete.


A final image which has been worth the wait as I feel that while it has stretched me, the result has as much and then more as its first conception. It was originally inspired on the work of Mark Rothko and his Seagram Murals. But while inspired on his work, I wanted it to be fully mine and not a derivative piece. With this RED ABSTRACT I feel I achieved this, paying homage to an artist I admire while producing something that is very much my own.