Thursday, 6 September 2018

Demonstration for Seaton Art Society






















On Monday I visited Seaton to do a demonstration for Seaton Art Society. 'Watercolour Impressions' was the theme of the demo, so I painted this street scene of Totnes. The photo I used as reference was taken only last week on my phone. I'd travelled to Totnes in the evening to meet up with fellow artist Richard Thorn. I got there early and went for a walk as the sun was going down. It lit up the faces of the buildings and cast long shadows. 
Thanks to Roger Mance for taking the step-by-step photos during my demo.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Beginners' Watercolour Class in Paignton

























BEGINNERS WATERCOLOUR CLASS in PAIGNTON:
I'm putting together a 10 week watercolour class starting in October. It's at the planning stage at the moment and I'm gauging interest so, please get in touch.

Maximum class size will be 15.

Here's a recent demo painting from my course at Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot - 'Aberdulais Falls'.

Monday, 23 April 2018

'Watercolour Basics & Beyond' - Part 6




















The July issue of Leisure Painter is out now and includes Part six of my series of watercolour articles 'Watercolour Basics and Beyond'. In this edition I discuss how to use multiple washes to build up your paintings.
On 12th July I will be tutoring a workshop for Leisure Painter at the Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival in Nottingham:
http://www.painters-online.co.uk/cours…/reader-workshops.htm

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

'Watercolour Basics & Beyond' - Part 5


















The May edition of Leisure Painter is now in the shops. Part 5 of my series 'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' is all about dry-brush technique. It features a step-by-step exercise and also a painting of Broadsands beach.

Demonstration for Epsom & Ewell Art Group

















Last Wednesday I did a demonstration painting for Epsom & Ewell Art Group. The subject was 'Boats and Reflections' and this was the end result. This is a scene from Dartmouth and features a couple of Brixham trawlers. I ran out of time towards the end but I managed to complete most of what I wanted to get across in about an hour and a half.
Painted on a stretched half imperial sheet of 200lb Bockingford NOT paper.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Demonstration, West Dartmoor Art Group


























Yesterday, I did a demonstration for West Dartmoor Art Group, at Peter Tavy. 'Seascape in Watercolour' was the subject, so I did this rocky coastal scene of Lundy Island.
Thank you to Dick Brown, who recorded my progress in these photos.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

'Watercolour Basics and Beyond' - Part Three



















The April edition of Leisure Painter is in the shops now. It includes part four of my series 'Watercolour basics and beyond'. This month I talk about the wet-in-wet technique, which is a tricky but exciting way of working with watercolour.
The main painting, which I did as an example, is 'Braveheart', one of the steam locomotives at Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton station.