Today it feels that everything is driven by wanting more, bigger, better. I don’t know about you but I feel that way too much choice is actually making us miserable and very distracted. To coin a Joni Mitchell line I personally would like to live in a world where there is “None of the crazy you get from too much choice”. I think things … Continue reading Smalling
Just lately I have had a month off from teaching my watercolour classes. Before I broke up for the summer I promised myself I would do some quirky and random play projects. So I did. I committed to my creativity by allowing my self some pure play – and it felt good! All I did was use lots of new colours that I had bought … Continue reading Watercolour Weaving – why not play and explore
What aspects of your watercolour painting would you like to improve and what aspects of yourself would you like to express more deeply? This watercolour retreat is for anyone wishing to enjoy their watercolour more and to discover their artistic voice. Spend a quiet, slowly-paced day focussing on things you don’t usually have the opportunity to do. Patient and experienced guidance /tuition throughout. For … Continue reading The Watercolour Kind – Painting Retreat – Cardiff – August 14th 2017
Pen and wash can be used in many ways – from very finely drawn and precise lines to much wider and more irregular marks. It all depends on your writing tool and your type of ink supply. For this demo I chose a bamboo dipping pen and a pot of waterproof Winsor & Newton Black India Ink (951). I also used W&N Designers White Gouache … Continue reading Native American Indian Portraits in Pen & Wash
Bookings being taken now for the following:- 1) Capturing Playful Hares in watercolour 2) Colour Feeling Through Pastel 3) Native American Indians in Pen & Wash 4) Nastursium Watercolour Fiesta! 5) The Elemental Landscape in Charcoal – BOOK NOW If you want to get to grips with watercolour, pen and wash and other art media such as drawing and pastels you have found the … Continue reading Art Blossoms Painting Days 2007/18 are Here!
What a treat I received yesterday from a lovely lady photographer/artist called Mape Andrews who has been watching my watercolour instructional tutorials on YouTube. A set of 10 M Graham professional artist quality tube paints! I was blown away by her lovely gesture as I had only vaguely heard of these paints but never bought any. I couldn’t wait to try them out so here they … Continue reading Testing M Graham Watercolour Tube Paints
Here’s a review of what’s been going on in my studio this week including – Completion of two bulldog commissions in watercolour Painting these two gorgeous bulldogs was a real joy this week. Not that they didn’t give me a bit of trouble in places mind you! Their famous muzzles were a piece of work with all those soft folds and blended black patches to … Continue reading Painting Bulldogs in Watercolour