Watercolour paintings of Porto

A belated Happy Easter to all and an immediate apology for the brevity of this post which I’ll try to make up for with a sprinkling of watercolour paintings of Porto! First off, if you haven’t sampled the delights of Porto, then I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so – it’s wonderful! We spent a… Read More

Market Day, Perigueux

Following on from last week’s necessity to have a portrait format half imperial sized painting for my Artists Open House exhibition, here’s another effort. The view is looking towards the market square in the French town of Perigueux in the Dordogne which we visited when on holiday last year. While I like many aspects of… Read More

Watercolour interior

I saw for the first time last Tuesday the space that I’ll have for my forthcoming Artists Open Houses exhibition. Last year, I had a single wall to hang on and was imagining something similar this year. Imagine my surprise then when I found out that I have not just one wall, but an entire… Read More

A quick watercolour boat

With the onset of April has come the mildly terrifying realisation that my Artists Open Houses exhibition is only a few weeks away! If my next posts seem curt, I hope you’ll forgive me, it’s just that I’ve got so much to do! I should however caveat that my ‘so much to do!’ also includes… Read More

Watercolour nocturne

Well this isn’t the post I’d planned! I’d started on a new addition to my fledgling series of watercolour paintings of boats at Hastings. Everything seemed to be progressing fine, albeit a little slowly, but I had no idea what lay in store! Here’s the story so far… What happened next was excruciatingly annoying! I… Read More

Watercolour struggle

As much as I love painting in watercolour – that doesn’t mean it’s something that I find easy or always relaxing. Some paintings come together with an effortlessness that seems to confirm how far you’ve come in your painting. Others, however, are much more of a struggle – as if serving to remind you of how far you’ve still got to go! Read More

Happy in Hastings watercolour sketches

After spending so much time recently in the company of Ian Potts’s paintings, I was keen to break away from them even though I wasn’t feeling especially inspired to paint anything of my own! I did however recently have some beautiful weather for my bike ride to work and took off across a field to… Read More

Watercolour: ‘Marina di Pietrasanta beach’ after Ian Potts (1936-2014)

I’ve been attracted to Ian Potts’ watercolour painting of ‘Marina di Pietrasanta beach’ since the first time I laid eyes on it. It seemed then a fitting way to try to sign off on my little trilogy of painting like Potts. There are many things that I particularly like about the original painting but mainly,… Read More