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.