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

Overcast in St Ives

Toward the end of last week I was catching up on some blogs that I’ve missed of late and came across a new post from the great watercolor artist Edo Hannema. I really enjoy Edo’s posts, partly because I respect and admire his paintings, and partly because he’s so generous with his advice and wisdom… Read More

Short and Sweet

In fact, at its most sweetly succinct, this post could just read: I did a painting this week – and I was really pleased with it. But that’d be too brief even for my liking. I do feel however, that some of my recent posts have been far too long and wordy so it feels… Read More

If I had a boat…

Before I get onto anything boat related, I first feel beholden to begin where I left off last week, with my trials and travails of painting a scene outside Notre-Dame. To aid comparison I’ve put below the my two efforts, the more recent and looser version first, followed by my first attempt. Despite my best… Read More

Flying solo

After last week’s post, I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I felt so pleased and almost elated with my painting. For all its merits, it’s certainly not one of my greatest achievements. There was definitely a sense of relief that I was still able to hold a brush after my short break, but… Read More