Thursday, 9 March 2017

'Paignton Harbour'

I painted this as a demonstration for Whitchurch Art Group last Friday afternoon. They wanted a loose style watercolour painting of a harbour scene. This is Paignton harbour, showing the junior sailing club members.

Monday, 27 February 2017

West Moors demonstration

Here's a recent demonstration I did for West Moors Art Society. I was asked to do 'animals' so I chose this feline model.

'Take Three Colours'

I have an article in the April issue of Leisure Painter, which is out now. I was asked to write about my three favourite colours, which turned out to be a bit of a toughie. 
What are my three favourite colours? Only one way to find out.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

'Trawlers at Brixham'

Yesterday afternoon I visited Seaton Art Society to do a demonstration. The theme was 'Creating Atmosphere' and my subject was a couple of boats in Brixham Harbour. The photograph I used as a reference was a bit bland and contained a lot of unnecessary detail. I simplified the scene considerably and, hopefully, created a more atmospheric feel with a little mystery.
Painted on Saunders Waterford 200lb NOT paper, stretched onto the board.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Today's the day...

'Complete Watercolour', my new book, is out today. Available from Amazon (and other online retail outlets), and all good bookshops.
Published by Quarto.

Thursday, 3 November 2016


This is 'Dexta'. I painted this as an evening demonstration at Art Holidays in Dorset recently. Old machines, such as this tractor, make great subjects for painting. It's really a study of light and shade.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Not long now...

Some more spreads from my new book 'Complete Watercolour' (ISBN 978-0-85762-147-4).
'A guide for to painting in watercolour, from beginners to experienced painters looking to improve their skills'.