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'.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Some more pages...

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

New book out soon... 'Complete Watercolour'

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

'Iford Bridge and the Stour'

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.