Plein air painting with Brighton Painting Group

Brighton Painting Group Saturday 15th January saw the first monthly meeting of the fledgeling Brighton Painting Group. The location for this month’s gathering was Pavilion Gardens in the heart of Brighton. It’s a great location and rich with potential subjects, including the city’s iconic and architecturally bonkers Royal Pavilion. I wasn’t sure whether I was… Read More

Pleased as punch watercolour paintings

Things are a little frenetic at the moment, mainly for reasons far too dull to expand on here, but it means that my time for painting and blogging is even tighter than usual. In some ways this makes this post all the more surprising because, despite these circumstances, I’m delighted to be able to post… 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 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