A trio of Tower Bridge watercolour paintings

A little trio of watercolour paintings of views of London’s Tower Bridge, as seen from London Bridge. A few weeks’ ago, I gained quite a few new followers on my Instagram account after posting the painting from our visit to The Salt Box. When time permits, I’m always intrigued to look at the feeds of… Read More

Bidding is open for the @heartresearchuk #anonartproject

Bidding is now open on this year’s anonymous heART project in support of Heart Research UK. I’ve supported this charity event for the past few years with donations to their anonymous art auction and have always found it, if you’ll forgive the pun, the most heartwarming of activities. You can read about my reactions to… Read More

Halloween watercolours

Ahead of Halloween, we visited Poynings Pumpkin Patch to buy some pumpkins for carving. The weather was intermittently bright/atrocious and we were fortunate to dodge the worst of the weather but the field was one massive mud bath! When not in fear of falling over, it was great to be able to take in the… Read More

Watercolour challenge: fire in watercolour

We recently had a delightful dining experience at somewhere called The Salt Box in Surrey. Rather than try to describe the entire experience, here’s a few lines from their website: “The Salt Box  is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from… Read More

Flowers in watercolour

At the beginning of October it was a particularly significant birthday for the most significant person in my life! In these restricted times – it’s meant that the celebrations are being eked out over many weeks, which is proving to be a real treat for all concerned. It’s nice to have so many things to… Read More

The last days of summer – watercolour painting

This week’s watercolour painting was inspired by a recent trip to the beach. We’d gone to meet some friends at their beach hut and to enjoy a swim in the sea. The water temperature is what can, at best, be described as ‘bracing’ but with a wetsuit, I’m able to enjoy a decent swim. As… Read More

A watercolour departure

I mentioned in last week’s post that I was still awaiting permission to share my recent ‘watercolour departure’ and I’m delighted to report that Sue Harley / @bibababe27 has been in touch and has given me her permission and approval to share these images! Now that the cat’s out of the bag as it where,… Read More

Barcelona alleyway watercolour

After finding last week’s Bartender subject matter in my Barcelona library, I continued to look for any other previously overlooked gems. The one that stood out for me on this occasion did so for two reasons. First, I really liked the quite graphic composition of it, formed by lots of uprights and strong light and… Read More

Bartender, watercolour

After quite a few weeks of feeling a little ‘meh’ about my watercolour painting, it’s so nice to post something and feel a little more upbeat! In search of inspiration I returned to my Barcelona album. It’s an album that’s been well trawled in the past but we had such a fabulous time there I… Read More