Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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
Thursday, 3 November 2016
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.