‘Divine Light’ watercolour painting

First up today is the larger half sheet painting based on the smaller study that I shared last week: This is my second half imperial sized painting in recent weeks and it does feel really good to be painting at a larger scale again. I think over the past 18 months or so when I’ve… Read More

Watercolour painting conspiracy!

Recent events seemed to be conspiring against me having much to show this week! Between a painting that I’m waiting on permission from a copyright holder before I can share, a commission that I’m sworn to secrecy on, and spending a few days holidaying in London – I have precious little to share this week!… Read More

East 42nd Street, New York, watercolour painting

This week’s watercolour paintings continue my recent forays into pencil free studies and also mark a welcome return to ‘painting bigger’! These first two studies were done on the backs of some previous failures. I already had in mind the scene that I wanted to paint and had spent some time studying it before I… Read More

New watercolour paintings and a new brush!

Last weekend was a bank holiday in the UK, which meant we had a most welcome extra day of leisure time! Sometimes, one of the many upsides of such events is that I’m able to spend a little more time painting. The downside every time, however, is that I always have less time to spend… Read More

‘Dog with a bone’ watercolour paintings

“Like a dog with a bone” (Definition: Stubborn; persistent; relentless; dogged) This familiar expression is, perhaps, how I can best describe my past week’s watercolour paintings. If I were to be even less generous, I think expressions like ‘flogging a dead horse’ and words like ‘obsessive and compulsive’ would top my list! Things actually kicked… Read More

Spring cleaning watercolour paintings

Spring cleaning As is common at this time of year, I’ve been embarking on a little bit of spring cleaning. It’s a familiar story, a rather desperate attempt to free up some much needed space by jettisoning some old bits for flotsam and jetsam to make way for more recently acquired flotsam and jetsam. This… Read More

DIY and plein air watercolour painting

It was great to have the opportunity over Easter to combine a bit of DIY with some watercolour painting! A while ago, I picked up a new easel the the express intention of dismantling it and using it to make a customisation to my existing plein air set up. Here’s the easel I bought: I… Read More

Vaccination watercolour paintings

I’m delighted to report that I had the first dose of my AstraZeneca Covid vaccination last Friday! I’m less delighted to report that, as has been the case for some others too, the vaccine had quite a destabilising impact on my equilibrium! I was pretty much laid up for the entire weekend. I’m fine again… Read More