The absence of friends – watercolour painting

This watercolour painting is based on the interior of one of my local pubs, The Good Companions: This feels like a deeply ironic name for a pub at a time when venues like this are strictly off limits! In the debate of what came first, the chicken or the egg, I don’t know if it… Read More

West Street, Brighton, Watercolour

Bit strapped for painting time this week as I continue to settle into the complicated new patterns of this complicated new year. My partner and I are both trying to work full time from home whilst also trying to home school our daughter. It’s a situation we never wished to find ourselves in again after… Read More

Country lane watercolour

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everyone has had as enjoyable and relaxing a time as whatever rules apply where you are allow! This post will be brief. Just as I was delighted to sign off from 2020 in the knowledge that, for another year, I’d managed 52 consecutive weekly posts – so it… Read More

Winter light, watercolour

This week’s watercolour painting was based on a scene that I saw the day before Christmas Eve. I was taking a less well trodden path into Brighton to do a few last minute festive errands. As I nipped down a road that runs behind St. Nicholas Church the afternoon sun was glinting off the sea,… Read More

A watercolour commission

Back in September, I was delighted to receive an email via my website inquiring whether this painting was for sale: I replied pretty much straight away to say thait yes, it was for sale but I just needed to locate it first. I have an accurate record of my sales and was 99% certain that… Read More

Woodland watercolour painting

Over the weekend a friend posted a series of photographs on Instagram taken during a woodland walk. It’s funny how an image grabs you one day that might not on another day. On this particular occasion, one of the main appeals was that I needed a subject that I’d be able to sketch out quickly… Read More

Sunburst and stormclouds watercolour painting

A dramatic watercolour sky to start with this week’s post! Many years ago, (the photo tells me that it was back in 2009!) we spent a few days exploring The Witterings in West Sussex, near Chichester. On one of the days we ended up at the beach at West Wittering, which is an enormous expanse… Read More

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