Bartender, watercolour

After quite a few weeks of feeling a little ‘meh’ about my watercolour painting, it’s so nice to post something and feel a little more upbeat! In search of inspiration I returned to my Barcelona album. It’s an album that’s been well trawled in the past but we had such a fabulous time there I… Read More

A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel

After some of the kind advice and suggestions I received last week – for which I’m most grateful – I came very close to not painting or posting anything at all this week. In the end, however, I just couldn’t help myself! I’d had something sketched out on a board for a week or so… Read More

A few more holiday sketches

I know I started last week’s post by professing my love of camping but I had no idea how sorely or how soon this was going to be put to the test! We were hit by the tail end of Storm Ellen and had to endure some torrential rain and some extraordinarily high winds. It… Read More

Gone camping

I bloomin’ love camping! It’s always such a refreshing change of pace to the regular day to day. This week’s post will be unapologetically brief for three reasons: I’m on holiday I have very poor reception on my phone I have very little to share From a practical watercolour painting perspective the most exciting development… Read More

That holiday feeling…

Like most I suspect, our 2020 holiday plans have already been thrown into disarray. Earlier in the year our much anticipated trip to Valencia was cancelled, as was my masterclass with Alvaro Castagnet, and our regular camping jaunt to France has also had to fall by the wayside. This isn’t to say that I’m not… Read More

A floral first watercolour painting

For those of you that may have been following this blog for any length of time – I do hope you’re sitting down when you read this! After many years of painting in watercolour, I’ve finally attempted my first painting of flowers! Even as I write I can still hardly believe it. I came across… Read More

French country cottage watercolour

Last week I was ticked of by someone on twitter last week when I posted my watercolour painting here based on a photograph by Fan Ho. The commentator was kind enough to acknowledge their appreciation of the painting, but felt that I should not be using other people’s images for inspiration. I’m happy to defend… Read More

The lines that connect us – watercolour paintings

This week’s watercolour paintings were proof of the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention! The necessity in this case was time. Since the pandemic took hold, I now have less time than ever before for painting! I won’t bore you with the details of why this is the case but it really… Read More

A sunlit train station and a big sky: watercolour paintings

After all the restrictions of working on the perspective of last week’s train station painting, I was keen to liberate myself with something altogether more free and easy this week. A weekend or two ago I had to return north to scatter my mum‘s ashes. One of my favourite parts about returning to the ancestral… Read More