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

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

Kitchen light – watercolour

I was in touch with some friends over Christmas. They were celebrating the fact that their kitchen, which had been undergoing a total renovation – the type where you knock walls down and move the kitchen from where it was to somewhere entirely new – was sufficiently complete that they could start to use it… Read More

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