Low tide on the Mawddach estuary

I was rummaging through an old box of books recently looking for something that I thought I had (mainly to save me buying it all over again just because I’ve forgotten what books I already have!) when I came across a book that was gifted to me quite a few years ago. As it was… Read More

Witterings’ watercolour

I had reason to trawl back through my photographs the other day in a desperate attempt to win a discussion/argument about where we were, when were we there, and who were we there with, all of which is now clouded in the mists of time (at least in my mind!). Needless to say, I was… Read More

Watercolour painting from scratch (again!)

In chronological order, here’s what’s been keeping me entertained since last week’s post! In an attempt to break away from my recent reliance on Rowland Hilder – I decided to force myself to focus on some of the reference material I got in France this year. I wasn’t as prolific or inspired by what I… Read More

Post-holiday watercolour blues

In my last post, I didn’t have anything in particular to share because I simply didn’t have anything to share. This week, however, I find myself in the unusual situation of having something to share, but being unable to do so. Some may recall that last year I donated three A5 studies to an anonymous… Read More

Watercolour sketching kit

I absolutely love camping! My main annual holiday for many more years than I’ve been painting has been spent camping, not to mention the many smaller vacations in between! What has changed over the years, is how much I dislike packing to actually go camping, a dislike that grows stronger each year! The only exception… Read More

A watercolour smorgasbord

Finally, do not let painting become a dreary chore. It can and should be the most absorbing, exciting and rewarding activity yet devised. Rowland Hilder, from his book, Starting with Watercolour I came across this quote will leafing through a few books as I tried to decide on what holiday reading to take with me… Read More

A new watercolour and a new video

This week saw me tackle another interior. The venue is the The Set Restaurant at The Artists Residence hotel in Brighton, which some may remember from another recent interior painting: I don’t visit often but it’s a nice treat to go there every now and then as a family for breakfast. The occasion this time… Read More

Trafalgar Square shadows watercolour

I can’t quite recall what possessed me to tackle this particular view, especially when my watercolour morale is at a low ebb! The view is of London’s Trafalgar Square. The building in the background is the National Gallery which flanks an entire side of the square which is a constant bustle of people either sightseeing… Read More

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