West Street, Brighton, Watercolour

Bit strapped for painting time this week as I continue to settle into the complicated new patterns of this complicated new year. My partner and I are both trying to work full time from home whilst also trying to home school our daughter. It’s a situation we never wished to find ourselves in again after… Read More

Country lane watercolour

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everyone has had as enjoyable and relaxing a time as whatever rules apply where you are allow! This post will be brief. Just as I was delighted to sign off from 2020 in the knowledge that, for another year, I’d managed 52 consecutive weekly posts – so it… Read More

Winter light, watercolour

This week’s watercolour painting was based on a scene that I saw the day before Christmas Eve. I was taking a less well trodden path into Brighton to do a few last minute festive errands. As I nipped down a road that runs behind St. Nicholas Church the afternoon sun was glinting off the sea,… Read More

Woodland watercolour painting

Over the weekend a friend posted a series of photographs on Instagram taken during a woodland walk. It’s funny how an image grabs you one day that might not on another day. On this particular occasion, one of the main appeals was that I needed a subject that I’d be able to sketch out quickly… Read More

Sunburst and stormclouds watercolour painting

A dramatic watercolour sky to start with this week’s post! Many years ago, (the photo tells me that it was back in 2009!) we spent a few days exploring The Witterings in West Sussex, near Chichester. On one of the days we ended up at the beach at West Wittering, which is an enormous expanse… Read More

A trio of Tower Bridge watercolour paintings

A little trio of watercolour paintings of views of London’s Tower Bridge, as seen from London Bridge. A few weeks’ ago, I gained quite a few new followers on my Instagram account after posting the painting from our visit to The Salt Box. When time permits, I’m always intrigued to look at the feeds of… Read More

Bidding is open for the @heartresearchuk #anonartproject

Bidding is now open on this year’s anonymous heART project in support of Heart Research UK. I’ve supported this charity event for the past few years with donations to their anonymous art auction and have always found it, if you’ll forgive the pun, the most heartwarming of activities. You can read about my reactions to… Read More

Halloween watercolours

Ahead of Halloween, we visited Poynings Pumpkin Patch to buy some pumpkins for carving. The weather was intermittently bright/atrocious and we were fortunate to dodge the worst of the weather but the field was one massive mud bath! When not in fear of falling over, it was great to be able to take in the… Read More

Watercolour challenge: fire in watercolour

We recently had a delightful dining experience at somewhere called The Salt Box in Surrey. Rather than try to describe the entire experience, here’s a few lines from their website: “The Salt Box  is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from… Read More