Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Here are a few more pages from my forthcoming new book 'Complete Watercolour' (published by Quarto). The book features contributions by artists, who work in watercolour, from across the globe. Some lovely, and varied, styles are included here. The book will be available from 7th November.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
I recently received an advance copy of my forthcoming book: Complete Watercolour. The book will be on sale in November, but I've taken some photos of some of the spreads here. I'll be putting a few more up over the next few days.
Saturday, 17 September 2016
I paid a visit to the Epsom & Ewell Art Group on Wednesday evening and did this demonstration painting. The Iford Bridge, near Christchurch, Dorset, spans the River Stour and has four arches but, from this angle, I could only see two. I've painted the bridge several times but usually from the other side.
This is known as the 'old bridge'. Built from Purbeck stone, it is now pedestrianised. The new bridge (1932) is about 200 metres upstream, and now takes the traffic.
Sunday, 28 August 2016
My most recent painting holiday was at Art Holidays in Dorset. We were fortunate enough to have some good weather, which meant my group of ten experienced some outdoor painting at several locations.
In the evening though, I did some watercolour demonstrations in the studio. The painting above is a view by the lake at St Fagan's, near Cardiff.
Above: Ruins at Margam Park, S.Wales
Above: Bigbury Bay, Devon
In this painting I used a very rough watercolour paper (Jackson's Eco). The paper is handmade and has a very different feel and look to the Bockingford paper I used for the other two. Colours appear to be more intense, even though I used the same limited palette of 5 colours* for all three. I like to try different papers from time to time, and some papers suit different subjects. I think I'll probably use this one again.
*Cobalt blue, Alizarin crimson, Raw sienna, Aureolin yellow & Burnt sienna
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Above: Painting at Dartington Hall
Just returned from a weeks painting at Slapton Ley FSC. We painted at various locations in and around Slapton and experienced a whole week without rain... a first, I think.
Below are some images from the week...
Above: Dartington Hall
Above: Painting at Torcross
Above: Haytor, Dartmoor
Above: My sketch of Haytor
Above: Classroom demo