My name’s John, and I’m a watercolour painter.
I know that to many this may be a heinous confession, but I can’t help it – I love it!
Brushes with Watercolour is my way of sharing my adventures with this brilliant and infuriating medium. I also hope to provide visitors with a glimpse into why it’s also one of the most magical and satisfying of pursuits.
I hope you’ll stay a while and have a look around. If you see anything you like, please do let me know, it’d be great to hear from you.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of me at work (or is it play?). Even though the results don’t always work out as I expect or hope for, it’s always a joy being out and about in some beautiful locations!
IGTV interview and live demo with Philippa Stanton – May 2020
As part of Philippa Stanton’s (aka @5ftinf) ‘Virtual Artists Open House’ Phililppa and I chatted about art, light and coping under Covid before I moving on to watch me working live on a painting.
Featured E-Magazine – March 2017
Run by the wonderful Al Kline, Featured E-Magazine is a wide ranging collection of articles from across the blogosphere, a veritable cornucopia of fascinating information and well worth a visit.
His posts are inspiring for any watercolor artist. His site is filled with educational aspects of watercolor painting including techniques, supplies, videos and books to name a few. It’s also interesting to read his posts on his latest watercolor projects and how he ‘thinks’ through each step of his journey in the creation of a watercolor painting.
Doodlewashed – March 2016
Doodlewashed is the run by the irrepressible Charlie O’Shields – chances are that if you’ve found me here – you’ll already have come across Charlie! If you haven’t, I urge you to check out his site!
Hi there fellow doodlewashers. My name’s John Haywood and I live in the fair city of Brighton on the south coast of England (follow me on my blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!). I went to art college over thirty years ago and where I did a practical 3D design/crafts course. The lasting upshot of this is that I’m quite handy round the house with a screwdriver, drill and hammer. After graduating however, my work – and life in general – totally took me away from being a creative practitioner.
WordPress Discover – November 2016 and February 2017
Described by WordPress as “A selection of the best content published on WordPress” – it’s been an honour to have twice been selected as an editors’ pick.