Binning Monro watercolour palette by The Little Brass Box Company

Introducing my new watercolour palette I’m delighted to finally be able to introduce you to my new Binning Monro watercolour palette from The Little Brass Box Company.  At the beginning of January 2018, and after much research (and procrastination!) I finally bit the bullet and committed myself to invest in a handmade brass watercolour palette… Read More

My customised Frazer Price Palette Box

As an avowed bargain hunter, I take great pleasure in browsing the rich and varied offerings of the local charity shops. Sadly it’s something I rarely have the time or opportunity to do much of these days (which is probably no bad thing!). I did, however, have a few spare moments the other day and… Read More

Figuring it out…

As many regulars will have heard time and time again, I’d like to feature (or at least include!) figures in my paintings more often. Partly to give a sense of scale, partly for the added visual and human interest they can bring to a painting and partly just to prove that I  can! I have… Read More

The beginning of something big?

It’s been a slow period of settling back into normality after returning from summer holidays. It’s also been a long time since I put brush to paper with any degree of serious intent and I was feeling quite nervous and apprehensive about how much ground I may have lost during my break. I cycle to… Read More

Picking up from where I left off

I said in First the feast then the famine that it wouldn’t be the last you saw of this view – but I didn’t expect to be showing it to you again quite so soon! Just as a refresher, below are my previous versions of this view – the top two done on location, the lower… Read More

First the feast, then the famine

I’m not getting all overly allegorical or anything but, after spending a wonderful week painting solidly, I’ve barely had the chance to pick up a paintbrush since. All of the marvelous painting momentum I was keen to maintain has, instead, nigh on ground to a halt. This has without a doubt been partly down to circumstance,… Read More

By popular demand…

…well I say popular, but that may be over-egging it. To be more precise, since my post where to begin with so many firsts which featured my new homemade painting board come paper carrier, I’ve had a few people express their interest in this item. Most recently I’ve been contacted by Helen to see whether I can… Read More