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

A new watercolour brush!

In my defence, it’s been ages since I bought a new brush. This still doesn’t mean that I actually needed this latest purchase, but I’m delighted to have been able to add it to my collection. This arrived last week, just as I had to make another mad dash north to be with my mum… Read More

White tablecloths, Bologna, Italy

As the repercussions of the Covid-19 virus impact on every imaginable walk of life simultaneously across the world, I can’t deny feeling quite overwhelmed! The trials and tribulations of my watercolour painting seem rather insignificant at the moment, so I’m finding it difficult to work up the enthusiasm or the sense of purpose to write… Read More

Watercolour painting of a lane, early morning

Firstly, many thanks for everyone’s super kind and considerate messages of support about my mum. She was taken into hospital last week where she’ll be looked after for the next few weeks at least. Depending on the progress she makes, she may return home. Alternatively, mum will need to go into a more managed and… Read More

Distant horizon watercolour painting

Sold Delighted to begin this week’s post with the good news that this watercolour painting, ‘Sundown on the South Downs’ is now residing happily in its new home.  I received a message last week, completely out of the blue, from someone that saw this painting during my Artists Open House exhibition last May. After ten… Read More

Same bar, similar view, different, watercolour painting

After last week’s watercolour painting I was in two minds about whether to tackle this subject again. After reasoning to myself that there were good elements to try to replicate, and other areas to try to improve on, I decided to have another go, but this time from a marginally different angle. To start with,… Read More

Watercolour painter walks into a bar…

If this sounds like the beginning of a particularly poor joke, I fear it may be one at my own expense… …impoverished watercolour painter walks into a swanky restaurant. Sits at the bar. Orders a coffee. Finishes coffee. Orders the bill. Whhaatttt!! Surely somebody somewhere must be joking! £4.44 for a coffee!? The longer story… Read More

New year’s resolution watercolour painting

Without wishing to start off on a bleak note, I’m fully anticipating that 2020 is going to be a tough old year. This is primarily for personal reasons that have nothing to do with painting, but is nevertheless the main motivation behind one of my new year resolutions to ‘sort out some holidays’. There are… Read More

Colonnade cafe, Barcelona watercolour

After enjoying last week’s watercolour painting so much, I was keen to tackle it again but this time to do a colour version. Here are some quick work in progress shots to show how it developed: So far so good. Next up was to start adding in the darks into the shadow areas: At this… Read More