New Year, new resolutions and a new watercolour

Happy New Year to one and all! I don’t know about everyone else, but that festive season went by far too quickly for my liking. I promised in my last post of 2017 to review the past year in the first post of 2018 but to be honest, I’m not totally sure that I feel… Read More

Look what Santa brought!

I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful time over the Christmas and New Year break and that you’re all faring much better than I am so far in 2017. Here’s how I’m feeling:  “Arrrgghhh – I can’t believe that we’re only four days in to 2017 and I’m already feeling overwhelmed at how far… Read More

What a wonderful year

  It’s been a real treat to reflect on the past year; my brushes with watercolour have never been so frequent, nor so enjoyable! 2016 started with a wonderful birthday gift of a week’s painting course. This set in motion a train of thought and actions that had no particular end point other than using… Read More

Lisbon in the Rain

After last week’s Paris in the sunshine post, here’s a complete contrast, Lisbon in the rain! The reference photo was taken on the same New Year holiday that my ill-fated Lisbon tram efforts were based and again, I’ve hung on to this for about ten years thinking that one day… it might make a painting… Here’s a… Read More