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

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

Woodland watercolour painting

Over the weekend a friend posted a series of photographs on Instagram taken during a woodland walk. It’s funny how an image grabs you one day that might not on another day. On this particular occasion, one of the main appeals was that I needed a subject that I’d be able to sketch out quickly… Read More

Sunburst and stormclouds watercolour painting

A dramatic watercolour sky to start with this week’s post! Many years ago, (the photo tells me that it was back in 2009!) we spent a few days exploring The Witterings in West Sussex, near Chichester. On one of the days we ended up at the beach at West Wittering, which is an enormous expanse… Read More

Watercolour challenge: fire in watercolour

We recently had a delightful dining experience at somewhere called The Salt Box in Surrey. Rather than try to describe the entire experience, here’s a few lines from their website: “The Salt Box  is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from… Read More

Flowers in watercolour

At the beginning of October it was a particularly significant birthday for the most significant person in my life! In these restricted times – it’s meant that the celebrations are being eked out over many weeks, which is proving to be a real treat for all concerned. It’s nice to have so many things to… Read More

The last days of summer – watercolour painting

This week’s watercolour painting was inspired by a recent trip to the beach. We’d gone to meet some friends at their beach hut and to enjoy a swim in the sea. The water temperature is what can, at best, be described as ‘bracing’ but with a wetsuit, I’m able to enjoy a decent swim. As… Read More

A watercolour departure

I mentioned in last week’s post that I was still awaiting permission to share my recent ‘watercolour departure’ and I’m delighted to report that Sue Harley / @bibababe27 has been in touch and has given me her permission and approval to share these images! Now that the cat’s out of the bag as it where,… Read More

Barcelona alleyway watercolour

After finding last week’s Bartender subject matter in my Barcelona library, I continued to look for any other previously overlooked gems. The one that stood out for me on this occasion did so for two reasons. First, I really liked the quite graphic composition of it, formed by lots of uprights and strong light and… Read More