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

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

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

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

Contrasting watercolour paintings

This first offering is a combination of last week’s John Yardley diversion and having spent time at my mother’s house while visiting her in hospital. This study is a view of mum’s red chair. I tried to paint this view in my own style but with an obvious nod to John Yardley. I can’t say… Read More

Alvaro Castagnet watercolour masterclass

Well I’m just going to launch straight in with the big news of the week, which is that in a most surprising turn of events I find myself booked on to a two-day masterclass in May with the world-renowned watercolour artist Alvaro Castagnet! It was my birthday over the weekend, something that usually receives no… Read More