Kitchen light – watercolour

I was in touch with some friends over Christmas. They were celebrating the fact that their kitchen, which had been undergoing a total renovation – the type where you knock walls down and move the kitchen from where it was to somewhere entirely new – was sufficiently complete that they could start to use it… Read More

The absence of friends – watercolour painting

This watercolour painting is based on the interior of one of my local pubs, The Good Companions: This feels like a deeply ironic name for a pub at a time when venues like this are strictly off limits! In the debate of what came first, the chicken or the egg, I don’t know if it… 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

Same bar, similar view, different, watercolour painting

After last week’s watercolour painting I was in two minds about whether to tackle this subject again. After reasoning to myself that there were good elements to try to replicate, and other areas to try to improve on, I decided to have another go, but this time from a marginally different angle. To start with,… 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

Watercolour interior

I saw for the first time last Tuesday the space that I’ll have for my forthcoming Artists Open Houses exhibition. Last year, I had a single wall to hang on and was imagining something similar this year. Imagine my surprise then when I found out that I have not just one wall, but an entire… Read More

Desperately seeking the picture within a picture… or a cloud’s silver lining?

This post is intentionally brief. Partly due to pressures of time, but moreso because there’s only so much wallowing in self-pity I can indulge in! Feeling buoyed by last week’s efforts, I felt bold enough to take on a scene that I’ve long wanted to paint but never felt up to. Last year we camped… Read More