Vaccination watercolour paintings

I’m delighted to report that I had the first dose of my AstraZeneca Covid vaccination last Friday! I’m less delighted to report that, as has been the case for some others too, the vaccine had quite a destabilising impact on my equilibrium! I was pretty much laid up for the entire weekend. I’m fine again… Read More

Buena Vista Social Club Watercolour

My main objective, after last week’s watercolour workshop was to work with a greater sense of urgency. This need was highlighted by my second attempt at the workshop painting. I think one of the drawbacks about painting in a studio, or at home, is that time becomes less of an imperative. This means that the… Read More

Market day watercolour – Perigueux, France

I can’t say for certain, but I think it’s highly possible that the small town of Perigueux, in the Dordogne region of France, is becoming my most painted town! I think it was back in 2017 whilst on our annual camping trip that we spent a day in this delightful town, that has proved to… Read More

St James’s Park watercolour

Yet another trawl through the photography archives led me back to a wonderful day of plein air watercolour painting in October 2018. The occasion was an open to all – and free to all – plein air painting event organised by the British Plein Air Society. The venue was St James’s Park London – a… Read More

One ‘how to watercolour’ – and one ‘how not to watercolour’

This is by no means a definitive ‘how to’ and ‘how not to’ paint in watercolour, but it just so happens that I painted these two paintings on consecutive days. Despite there being so little time between the two paintings, they are nevertheless worlds apart. I deliberated long and hard about whether to share the… Read More

Barcelona on my mind watercolours

This week’s post has been inspired by yet another trawl through my photography archives. I’m really pleased that I haven’t deleted any of my photos, even though at the time I took them I saw little value in them in terms of subject material. Not for the first time, I managed to fine inspiration in… Read More