A wonderful watercolour feeling

Heart Research UK’s ‘Anonymous HeART’ fundraising auction came to an end at 9pm on Sunday 11th November. I’d been following the auction closely – especially my own watercolour submissions – as I was really keen to see how much they might raise to support such a great cause. As the auction was anonymous, this is… Read More

A surprise watercolour shortlisting!

Worthing Open 2018 Friday 2nd November was the Private View of the Worthing Open 18 exhibition. I was already in a good mood having spent a lovely day enjoying the delights of Worthing with my daughter who was still on half-term holiday. This good mood was bolstered even more when, on arrival at the exhibition… Read More

More watercolour news, less watercolour painting!

Some posts feel like they’re chock-full of watercolour painting with some other bits of news chucked in, and some feel like they’re all news with only a little bit of painting, perhaps just for some colour! This week’s post feels a bit more like the latter! As I’m much more interested in watercolour painting than… Read More

News hot off the watercolour press

I’m posting this out a little later than I often do on a Wednesday as I wanted to include the outcome of my latest exhibition entries to the Worthing Open 18 which were only announced today. The results I submitted the maximum number of works permissible, which was three and, from a cursory glance at… Read More

Plein air watercolour painting in St James’s Park, London

Morning plein air painting A much anticipated day of plein air watercolour painting in St James’s Park London got off to glorious start when the sun came out to play! It really was a most beautiful day. Participants in the British Plein Air Society’s paint out event were invited to congregate at the Café Inn… Read More

Grapes of wrath

I did go through a stage of reading a lot of Steinbeck books many years ago. I particularly recall The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row and Tortilla Flat, however, it’s probably a sign of my advancing years and declining memory that I can’t actually recall many of the details! Should anyone have alighted on this… Read More

Weekend washout

Well, my much-anticipated camping trip to Wales ended up slightly different to how I imagined it! For the first time in as long as I can remember we let the weather beat us. We still went to Wales with every intention of pitching the tent but the forecast was so unremittingly bleak that we decided… Read More

From watercolour sketch to watercolour painting

After returning from holiday with an almost a full sketchbook I was really looking forward to turning some of them into larger paintings. I decided to start on a painting based on this sketch, which I’d notionally titled ‘A train runs through it.’ I was pleased with this sketch, in particular, I really liked the… Read More

Watercolour sketches from France

In last week’s brief post from France, I mentioned the mixed blessings of the remoteness of our location and its consequent lack of phone signals or wi-fi and such like. Here’s a very quick video that I hope might give some flavour of the splendour of the location, and also why getting a signal was… Read More

Watercolour post(card) from Perigueux, France

Our campsite is idyllically situated in a forest within a national park. This is wonderful for so many reasons, however access to wi-fi or indeed any form of signal isn’t one of them! Consequently, this post(card) will be very brief and along the lines of ‘having a great time, weather beautiful, wish you were here!’… Read More