Bed legs watercolour sketches

I’m not sure why, but I’m currently feeling more pressed for time to spend watercolour painting than for a long time. It would seem that at the height of lockdown, when many others were baking and catching up on long overdue DIY jobs, I spent more time painting than ever before. Now, as life is… Read More

What a difference a mount makes

I hit a little bit of in impasse this week. Nothing too dramatic but one upshot was that I found myself quite lacking in inspiration and motivation for painting! A lot of this was due to external factors such as the new start of term and the inevitable new school timetables, drop off times, pick… Read More

Devil-may-care watercolour sketches

I’m so enjoying my sketchbook work that I can’t quite seem to tear myself away from it! So far, I’ve been painting on both sides of every page in this sketchbook, and have only just passed the halfway mark in it! I’ve been immensely flattered by requests to buy some of these sketches so I’m… Read More

Watercolour tinkering

Continuing with my sketchbook odyssey, here are a couple of recent ones… and I wonder if any of the eagle-eyed amongst you can spot anything different with my palette? So. Any ideas on my spot the difference challenge? Well, here’s what my Frazer Price used to look like: Note the three welled plastic palette that… Read More

More watercolour sketches

I’m pleased to report that my recovery from being laid up with back pain continues apace, to the extent that I’ve now been able to return to work. This is great news, though I’m still having to be extra careful and am spending most of my days standing at my desk rather than sitting at… Read More

Yet more sketches from the sick bed!

I’m so pleased to report that since last week, my back seems to be recovering in leaps and bounds. Sadly, this analogy is purely symbolic; I fear that actual leaps and bounds may still be some way off! This post is, I’m afraid, a straightforward sequel to last week’s series of sickbed sketches – although… Read More

Bad back watercolour painting!

Hopefully, by the time you read this, I’ll be experiencing a delightful change of scenery somewhere in Kent. I say ‘hopefully’ because soon after last week’s post, I severely put my back out and have been rendered pretty much immobile. Getting a car packed up with a tent that I can barely lift when I’m… Read More

‘Sunshine on the Southbank II’ watercolour painting

I so enjoyed painting this view last week that I felt it merited another go but this time larger, so this is a half imperial sized painting from a slightly different angle: I was quite pleased with how this turned out. My aim with the different angle was to help maintain the viewer’s focus on… 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

Gone camping

I bloomin’ love camping! It’s always such a refreshing change of pace to the regular day to day. This week’s post will be unapologetically brief for three reasons: I’m on holiday I have very poor reception on my phone I have very little to share From a practical watercolour painting perspective the most exciting development… Read More