Watercolour Sunflowers for Stay at Home Painters

Watercolour Sunflowers for Stay at Home Painters Would you like a full – realtime – supported watercolour video to watch and paint? I have filmed a full hour and a half long watercolour sunflower and apples still life tutorial for you. You can watch it now on Youtube for free. Here is the link. NEED THE OUTLINE? If you need the outline and step by … Continue reading Watercolour Sunflowers for Stay at Home Painters

Log Cabin Lovers Look Away Now

If you are a romantic fool like me and think that living off-grid in a secluded cabin is for you then this is going to rock your socks. Read this fabulously frank and insightful article about doing just that – locating a lonely forested spot, building your timber abode and living there for a year. Click this link to read this warts and all account … Continue reading Log Cabin Lovers Look Away Now

Re-enchant the World one Child at a Time

Look at what dead, spiritless plastic junk we give our babies, toddlers and young children to play with. It is shocking how these young, impressionable fingers will hold mostly man-made objects for the first days, weeks, months and years of their lives. That thought worries me as they are from birth disconnected from elemental things – earthy things – mother nature’s feel. How will children … Continue reading Re-enchant the World one Child at a Time

Raised by the Forest

This title captivated me as I long for a more earthy connection. Read about how Saga Mariah Sandberg from Sweden absorbs and channels her woodland environnment into her beautiful art via this link – https://anotherescape.com/featured-stories/raised-by-the-forest Meantime – her is a delightful taset of the whole article – read and be enchanted and encouraged as a nature artist… “From an early age, I would draw everything around … Continue reading Raised by the Forest

Sketching my Jack Russell whilst Watching TV

Just lately I have cleared an awful lot of big and scary art business deadlines such as course writing and magazine publishing. Now their looming presence is gone I feel freer and moer relaxed. The other night as I sat and watched Vera I had the added comfort of my Khadi journal open on my lap, my Jack Russell Tilly by my side and my … Continue reading Sketching my Jack Russell whilst Watching TV

Structure Keeps you Sane

If even getting down to some art feeling like wading through treacle then establishing a simple plan will help. We are all busy with life – errands, duties, work, should and must do’s so even trying to get some art time seems like an obstacle course. This is where structure comes in This year I am going to put time aside for not painting but … Continue reading Structure Keeps you Sane

Watercolour Wonder

In our days choc full of information and fact how about we hop off this known merrygoround and splosh about with nameless shapes for a while. What better medium to use to do that than the mercurial watercolour. For it is only with watercolour that you can let the wildness in you flow freely. It runs, it bleeds and it explodes and unlike acrylic it … Continue reading Watercolour Wonder

Suffering from Spiritual Decay?

If the aftermath of the consuming frenzy that is Christmas has left you feeling bereft it is probably to be expected isn’t it? I mean – who or what can now fill that empty void left by the come-down after all that eating, receiving, drinking and general intaking of this massively emotional and frantic event. Well – you can take time to edify your poor … Continue reading Suffering from Spiritual Decay?

What Do You Most Want to Say?

In a recent creative book by the man who wrote fearless writing – I loved what he advised to writers. In a section on message he said you must ask yourself “What Do You Most Want to Say?” at every turn. Instead of waffling on vaguely he recommends really getting to the nub of what you want to convey. So – I apply the same … Continue reading What Do You Most Want to Say?