Travelling home, crossing the Thames

I was feeling a bit deflated after last week’s Pintar Rapido adventure. As I was lacking in enthusiasm, motivation and inspiration, I decided to give my myself and my brushes a  break and tackle something that  I’ve been putting off for a long time now. Back in November, I did a little video introduction to… Read More

Big sky watercolour paintings

I travelled north last week on a family visit and packed in the hope I’d be able to get some on location painting done. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. Confined to some indoor painting, and feeling quite lacking in inspiration, I tried to whip up some enthusiasm with a couple of quick A5 sketches:… Read More

Watercolour sketches to watercolour paintings

Final weekend of the Artists Open Houses Last weekend saw the final three days of this year’s Artists Open Houses. I had particularly high hopes for the final weekend, not least because I’d convinced myself that hordes of potential buyers had been holding off until the final weekend before committing themselves. I must also confess… Read More

Barbershop watercolour

Last weekend was the third and penultimate weekend of Brighton’s Artists Open Houses. I spent a lovely day at my venue, Art at Zerbs, chatting with visitors and wrestling with a new watercolour painting! On a recent visit to my barbers, I surreptitiously took a few photos with a view to one day trying to… Read More

Cool and warm watercolour paintings

It would appear that I’ve taken to heart my own ‘recommendations to self’ from last week’s post, specifically, to tackle more watercolour paintings of local Brighton scenes and to paint more interiors. After painting under a degree of public scrutiny last week, I was keen to have some fun painting a little fast and loose.… Read More

Artists Open Houses opening weekend

After the pressure of getting everything ready and set up for the Open House Exhibition, it was an enjoyable relief to finally open the doors to visitors. There’s been a steady flow of visitors over the weekend and, as on previous occasions, I really enjoyed meeting and talking to people about my paintings and painting… Read More

Watercolour paintings of Porto

A belated Happy Easter to all and an immediate apology for the brevity of this post which I’ll try to make up for with a sprinkling of watercolour paintings of Porto! First off, if you haven’t sampled the delights of Porto, then I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so – it’s wonderful! We spent a… Read More

A quick watercolour boat

With the onset of April has come the mildly terrifying realisation that my Artists Open Houses exhibition is only a few weeks away! If my next posts seem curt, I hope you’ll forgive me, it’s just that I’ve got so much to do! I should however caveat that my ‘so much to do!’ also includes… Read More

Watercolour nocturne

Well this isn’t the post I’d planned! I’d started on a new addition to my fledgling series of watercolour paintings of boats at Hastings. Everything seemed to be progressing fine, albeit a little slowly, but I had no idea what lay in store! Here’s the story so far… What happened next was excruciatingly annoying! I… Read More