Binning Monro watercolour palette by The Little Brass Box Company

Introducing my new watercolour palette I’m delighted to finally be able to introduce you to my new Binning Monro watercolour palette from The Little Brass Box Company.  At the beginning of January 2018, and after much research (and procrastination!) I finally bit the bullet and committed myself to invest in a handmade brass watercolour palette… Read More

Recent additions to the watercolour library

I don’t know about others but sometimes my life just seems to be a constant battle to keep too many plates spinning, and at the moment my painting and blogging plates are beginning to wobble rather ominously! I simply haven’t been able to dedicate the time and effort to either of late. I’m not going… Read More

A walk in the woods, in watercolour

In a change to previously advertised content, this week’s watercolours are both examples of me choosing subjects by how quickly I think I can paint them. I had hoped to feature my new watercolour palette, however, as part of the post I really wanted to film a short video and the light over the weekend,… Read More

New watercolour paintings from a new watercolour palette!

This week’s watercolour paintings are a couple of ‘amuse-bouche’ ahead of the main course post to introduce my latest watercolour palette, which I feel merits some dedicated attention! Without wishing to spoil that post, I feel I can’t continue without at least alluding to my latest indulgence, as it has played such an instrumental role… Read More

A wonderful watercolour feeling

Heart Research UK’s ‘Anonymous HeART’ fundraising auction came to an end at 9pm on Sunday 11th November. I’d been following the auction closely – especially my own watercolour submissions – as I was really keen to see how much they might raise to support such a great cause. As the auction was anonymous, this is… Read More

A surprise watercolour shortlisting!

Worthing Open 2018 Friday 2nd November was the Private View of the Worthing Open 18 exhibition. I was already in a good mood having spent a lovely day enjoying the delights of Worthing with my daughter who was still on half-term holiday. This good mood was bolstered even more when, on arrival at the exhibition… Read More

More watercolour news, less watercolour painting!

Some posts feel like they’re chock-full of watercolour painting with some other bits of news chucked in, and some feel like they’re all news with only a little bit of painting, perhaps just for some colour! This week’s post feels a bit more like the latter! As I’m much more interested in watercolour painting than… Read More

News hot off the watercolour press

I’m posting this out a little later than I often do on a Wednesday as I wanted to include the outcome of my latest exhibition entries to the Worthing Open 18 which were only announced today. The results I submitted the maximum number of works permissible, which was three and, from a cursory glance at… Read More

Plein air watercolour painting in St James’s Park, London

Morning plein air painting A much anticipated day of plein air watercolour painting in St James’s Park London got off to glorious start when the sun came out to play! It really was a most beautiful day. Participants in the British Plein Air Society’s paint out event were invited to congregate at the Café Inn… Read More

Brighton train station, and a watercolour rite of passage

First, a post script Before moving on to the main substance of today’s post, first a little post-script to last week’s post where the response by some – including myself I must confess – was to question ‘where’s the roof’?  After being presented with a couple of options, one being to paint the roof, the other… Read More