St James’s Park watercolour

Yet another trawl through the photography archives led me back to a wonderful day of plein air watercolour painting in October 2018. The occasion was an open to all – and free to all – plein air painting event organised by the British Plein Air Society. The venue was St James’s Park London – a… Read More

One ‘how to watercolour’ – and one ‘how not to watercolour’

This is by no means a definitive ‘how to’ and ‘how not to’ paint in watercolour, but it just so happens that I painted these two paintings on consecutive days. Despite there being so little time between the two paintings, they are nevertheless worlds apart. I deliberated long and hard about whether to share the… Read More

Barcelona on my mind watercolours

This week’s post has been inspired by yet another trawl through my photography archives. I’m really pleased that I haven’t deleted any of my photos, even though at the time I took them I saw little value in them in terms of subject material. Not for the first time, I managed to fine inspiration in… Read More

Kitchen light – watercolour

I was in touch with some friends over Christmas. They were celebrating the fact that their kitchen, which had been undergoing a total renovation – the type where you knock walls down and move the kitchen from where it was to somewhere entirely new – was sufficiently complete that they could start to use it… Read More

The absence of friends – watercolour painting

This watercolour painting is based on the interior of one of my local pubs, The Good Companions: This feels like a deeply ironic name for a pub at a time when venues like this are strictly off limits! In the debate of what came first, the chicken or the egg, I don’t know if it… Read More

West Street, Brighton, Watercolour

Bit strapped for painting time this week as I continue to settle into the complicated new patterns of this complicated new year. My partner and I are both trying to work full time from home whilst also trying to home school our daughter. It’s a situation we never wished to find ourselves in again after… Read More

Country lane watercolour

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everyone has had as enjoyable and relaxing a time as whatever rules apply where you are allow! This post will be brief. Just as I was delighted to sign off from 2020 in the knowledge that, for another year, I’d managed 52 consecutive weekly posts – so it… Read More

Winter light, watercolour

This week’s watercolour painting was based on a scene that I saw the day before Christmas Eve. I was taking a less well trodden path into Brighton to do a few last minute festive errands. As I nipped down a road that runs behind St. Nicholas Church the afternoon sun was glinting off the sea,… 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