Sickbed watercolour sketches

Well. So much for all the ‘Hopefully by the the time you read this I’ll be on holiday’ that I expressed last week! Unfortunately, the back pain that I was suffering from last week took a drastic turn for the worse, rendering me bed bound for most of the past week. I had hoped that… Read More

Bad back watercolour painting!

Hopefully, by the time you read this, I’ll be experiencing a delightful change of scenery somewhere in Kent. I say ‘hopefully’ because soon after last week’s post, I severely put my back out and have been rendered pretty much immobile. Getting a car packed up with a tent that I can barely lift when I’m… Read More

Rejuvenating watercolour paintings

After last week’s rather downbeat post, I was stumbling around the internet in a rather absent minded fashion when I came across Stephen Berry’s excellent blog and website, Seamless Expression. This wasn’t the first time I’ve spent time on this blog, but on this occasion it seemed particularly prescient. I spent a good amount of… Read More

Half-hearted watercolour paintings

I don’t mind confessing that I’m finding my painting a bit of a struggle at the moment. This isn’t something new. In fact it’s pretty much an annual occurrence at this time of year. I know that a significant factor is my work, which is almost all-consuming at the moment. I’m also craving a break… Read More

Watercolour painting and footballing waiting

Last week’s post, about my ‘watercolour homework’ was posted just before England kicked off in their European Cup semi-final match with Denmark. Since then, it feels like much of my time has been spent just waiting. I did, however, manage to make some good use of the waiting. I now have four finished works that… Read More

Watercolour homework

Is there anyone else out there that still has recurring dreams and memories about how little revision you’d done come the morning of your exam? As I’ve become a lot older, but only marginally wiser, I am generally better at managing my time but, truth be told, I’m still prone to a little bit of… Read More

Watercolour advice: “paint something you’ve enjoyed painting before”

The time I’m able to dedicate to painting is currently coming under a lot of pressure! The upshot of this a slight dip in my confidence as I gradually spend less and less time with a brush in my hand. This in turn can lead to a lack of motivation and choosing a subject and… Read More

‘Sunshine on the Southbank II’ watercolour painting

I so enjoyed painting this view last week that I felt it merited another go but this time larger, so this is a half imperial sized painting from a slightly different angle: I was quite pleased with how this turned out. My aim with the different angle was to help maintain the viewer’s focus on… Read More