Plaça Reial, Barcelona

  I haven’t been able to spend much time painting recently so was feeling decidedly rusty when I set about this painting. My rustiness – combined with my lack of experience of painting palm trees (I’m sure I’ve read something very recently about palm trees being the downfall of many an artist!) – meant that… Read More

Mending the nets (or 241!)

My holiday photos from La Continiere are proving to be a rich source of reference material. As well as my recent paintings of the boats in dry dock (of which you can see the rear of one in this photo), I was drawn to this image below. I can still vividly recall taking this picture. I… Read More

Rowland Hilder watercolour exercise

With the nights drawing in, and the weather at weekends leaning towards winter, my opportunities for painting outdoors are becoming increasingly rare. It seems like a good time then to turn my efforts to learning from my betters and, for this first exercise of what I hope will develop into a series, I sought out… Read More