Watercolour paintings in pairs

Looking on the plus side, had I been on holiday in Valencia this past week, I wouldn’t have been able to do as much painting as I have during my enforced staycation! That said, the time I have for painting still feels like snatched moments in between trying to keep an energetic young child entertained!… Read More

Contrasting watercolour paintings

This first offering is a combination of last week’s John Yardley diversion and having spent time at my mother’s house while visiting her in hospital. This study is a view of mum’s red chair. I tried to paint this view in my own style but with an obvious nod to John Yardley. I can’t say… Read More

Distant horizon watercolour painting

Sold Delighted to begin this week’s post with the good news that this watercolour painting, ‘Sundown on the South Downs’ is now residing happily in its new home.  I received a message last week, completely out of the blue, from someone that saw this painting during my Artists Open House exhibition last May. After ten… Read More

Watercolour painter walks into a bar…

If this sounds like the beginning of a particularly poor joke, I fear it may be one at my own expense… …impoverished watercolour painter walks into a swanky restaurant. Sits at the bar. Orders a coffee. Finishes coffee. Orders the bill. Whhaatttt!! Surely somebody somewhere must be joking! £4.44 for a coffee!? The longer story… Read More

Anvil cloud watercolour

Unfinished watercolour business I’m starting this week where I left off last week, with another version of my Manchester tram. As I approached this version, I had a number of goals in mind: A more clearly defined focal point A greater sense of depth and recession To introduce some colour, where I’d previously focused on… 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

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

Cool and warm watercolour paintings

It would appear that I’ve taken to heart my own ‘recommendations to self’ from last week’s post, specifically, to tackle more watercolour paintings of local Brighton scenes and to paint more interiors. After painting under a degree of public scrutiny last week, I was keen to have some fun painting a little fast and loose.… 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

New watercolour commission

Through the Artists Open Houses, I have received a new commission from my neighbours. They had originally been interested in one of my Barcelona paintings but, in a fine example of ‘sods’ law’ – the one they were most keen on has already sold. As they were keen to have a painting with which they… Read More