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

Big sky watercolour paintings

I travelled north last week on a family visit and packed in the hope I’d be able to get some on location painting done. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. Confined to some indoor painting, and feeling quite lacking in inspiration, I tried to whip up some enthusiasm with a couple of quick A5 sketches:… Read More

Obsessive watercolour paintings

Should anyone ever need proof of my obsessive tendencies, then they need look no further than this post! Here are the three A5 watercolour sketches that I posted last week. As a reminder, my brief was to produce a scene featuring both Notre Dame and the Cafe Aux Tours de Notre Dame which is on… Read More

Spot the difference watercolour sketches

Back in 2017 I posted a painting that I’d done of ‘Café aux tours a Notre Dame’. The painting was based on my then recent trip to Paris and some photographs that I’d taken whilst there. I signed off that post by vowing to return to the subject another day. Fast forward a few years… Read More

Watercolour sketches to watercolour paintings

Final weekend of the Artists Open Houses Last weekend saw the final three days of this year’s Artists Open Houses. I had particularly high hopes for the final weekend, not least because I’d convinced myself that hordes of potential buyers had been holding off until the final weekend before committing themselves. I must also confess… Read More

Barbershop watercolour

Last weekend was the third and penultimate weekend of Brighton’s Artists Open Houses. I spent a lovely day at my venue, Art at Zerbs, chatting with visitors and wrestling with a new watercolour painting! On a recent visit to my barbers, I surreptitiously took a few photos with a view to one day trying to… 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