Thanks for another great year

Well, it’s been another 52 weeks and, with this final entry of the year, another 52 blog posts! Thanks so much to anyone and everyone that follows my weekly watercolour meanderings. ‘Meeting’ so many people via the blog has been one of the most delightful and unexpected bonuses of my time spent painting. It’s also… Read More

A merry watercolour Christmas

Starling Studios finale The pop-up gallery at Starling Studios closed on Sunday, although a number of my paintings will remain on display in the window until the 2nd January 2022. It was sad in some ways to have to pack the show up but it was nice to do so in the knowledge that it… Read More

A great week at Starling Studios

Wow, what an amazing week it’s been since my last post! This time last week I was staring at the bare interior of the Starling Studios wondering what on earth I’d let myself in for! One week on, we have a bona-fide little retail outlet on the go and, to top it all, I’ve even… Read More

A good start at Starling Studios

Well it’s been just over a week or so since my window display went up at Starling Studios, and I’m delighted to report that I’ve already made one sale: Over the years, I’ve become quite adept at ‘letting go’ of a painting – there are, however, some paintings that I still find it difficult to… Read More

Brighton Painting Group

Last Saturday saw the inaugural meeting of the Brighton Painting Group and I was delighted to be in attendance! The premise is simple. It’s an totally free untutored group that will meet every second Saturday of the month and welcomes artists working in any medium and of any level of experience. The rendezvous point for… Read More

Sussex hay bales (II) watercolour painting

As I so enjoyed the painting I did last week, I thought I’d stay with familiar hay bales territory for my next watercolour. In fact, it’s hard to imagine how I could have stayed any closer without painting exactly the same view again. The view for this new painting was from exactly the same spot… Read More

Sussex hay bales watercolour painting

After what seems like an age, I finally managed to tear myself away from my sketchbook and return to something a little larger. I had on a shelf a piece of paper I’d already stretched. It had been there since well before my back went – so a good six weeks or so. When I… Read More

Bed legs watercolour sketches

I’m not sure why, but I’m currently feeling more pressed for time to spend watercolour painting than for a long time. It would seem that at the height of lockdown, when many others were baking and catching up on long overdue DIY jobs, I spent more time painting than ever before. Now, as life is… Read More