Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Ongar Art Society

















I visited Ongar Art Society, in Essex last Thursday for a watercolour demonstration. Still life was requested so I took along these few items and set them up on a little stage. I lit the arrangement from above with a lamp.
Painted on a stretched sheet of half imperial Bockingford 200lb NOT watercolour paper.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

One-day Workshop ~ 'Boats in Watercolour'























Had an enjoyable day at Kingskerswell Art Group on Tuesday. A one-day workshop on the tricky subject of 'Boats in Watercolour'. Everyone was enthusiastic and worked pretty hard to achieve some good, loose impressions.
Here are a few of my demo's from the day.

'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' - Part Three


























Part 3 of my year-long series of 'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' is in the March issue of Leisure Painter. This month I am talking about the graded wash technique.

Monday, 4 December 2017

'Watercolour Basics & Beyond' Part One


The January issue of Leisure Painter is out now and includes part one of my year-long series 'Watercolour Basics & Beyond'. The series will cover different techniques over the year but the first part covers the basic materials you need and the first technique - flat wash.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Demonstration at Exmouth








































I was at Exmouth last night, to do a demonstration for Exmouth Art Group. I painted this one on a half imperial sheet of Saunders Waterford 200lb NOT, which I had stretched onto a board the previous day.
Thanks to Paul Gosling for the photo of me with the finished painting.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

'Loosening Up Your Watercolour'

























'Loosening Up Your Watercolour' was the theme of this demonstration painting for Kingskerswell Art Group yesterday. I decided to paint another view of the boats at Charlestown, Cornwall. Although quite a busy scene, especially in the background, I simplified as much as I could and put most of the emphasis on the boats themselves. I used my mop brushes to paint fluid, loose washes. The boat hulls and their reflections were painted wet-into-wet in one go.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

'Boats and Reflections'

























I was in Essex last week, to do a demonstration for Galleywood Art Club. They wanted me to paint 'Boats and Reflections' so I did this painting of a scene at Charlestown, in Cornwall. (painted on 22x15in Bockingford NOT, stretched on a board)