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

Buena Vista Social Club Watercolour

My main objective, after last week’s watercolour workshop was to work with a greater sense of urgency. This need was highlighted by my second attempt at the workshop painting. I think one of the drawbacks about painting in a studio, or at home, is that time becomes less of an imperative. This means that the… Read More

Market day watercolour – Perigueux, France

I can’t say for certain, but I think it’s highly possible that the small town of Perigueux, in the Dordogne region of France, is becoming my most painted town! I think it was back in 2017 whilst on our annual camping trip that we spent a day in this delightful town, that has proved to… Read More