Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Limited Palette Demonstration

I was at Derriford Art Club, Plymouth, yesterday for a demo/workshop. Here's my demonstration painting of the ruins at Margam Abbey, Port Talbot. Painted on a half imperial sheet of 200lb Saunders Waterford (NOT surface), which was stretched on a board.
My aim was to show what a range of mixes you can get using a limited palette. I used 5 for this one: Cobalt blue, Alizarin crimson, Raw sienna, Burnt sienna & Aureolin.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Paperback edition out in September...

My new watercolour book will be available in paperback from the 1st September, from Search Press:

'The Travelling Sketchbook in North Cornwall'

Got back on Saturday evening, from 4 days on a sketching & walking holiday in Cornwall, with Alpha Painting Holidays. We were based at the Treglos Hotel in Constantine Bay. We had some pretty good weather. A bit windy at times, especially along the headlands but the class really got into it and did some great sketches in their books, which were supplied by Matt from Alpha. I've posted my demo sketches here.

The photo of me with the class was taken by Andrew Flagg, the proprietor of the Simonsbath House Hotel on Exmoor. Andrew will be leading the walks next year, when I do a similar sketching & walking holiday, with Alpha, on Exmoor in June 2018.