The Pottering Artist Moves to Patreon – Would you like to come?

Dear Reader On 1st August I am launching a watercolour idyll on Patreon. It will be an online home for painters seeking peace, pleasure and prowess. I will be offering 3 tiers of incredibly good value patronage subscriptions. It is my intention that this happy club will give you an online parcel of painterly goodies on the 1st of every month at seriously unbeatable value. … Continue reading The Pottering Artist Moves to Patreon – Would you like to come?

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

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

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?

Process not Product

For me it’s the enjoyment of the process more and more. Mindfully musing and paying attention to what I draw or paint is a real joy and luxury. It yields spells of time where I can totally love what I am doing. Present moment awareness – that’s all we’ve ever got really and I think it does well to attend to the quality of your … Continue reading Process not Product

Nothing happening here

Move along please – nothing to see here. We are so hooked on sensationalism – I for one am edging more toward invisibility as time goes by. Quite happy in my own skin and not wanting to be noticed is a lovely feeling. That egoic need for approval, gratification and acknowledgement blissfully melts away as I get older. I have always preferred being a cog … Continue reading Nothing happening here

Getting to Grips with Semi-Abstraction

If you’d love to be able to paint a personal panorama as you view a lovely vista but don’t know where to start – sign up to my fortnightly art newsletter and CLAIM my nifty 1 page guide to semi-abstraction. Click the blue graphic below to claim it. It is an A4 printable PDF with the 5 steps I take to get from reality to … Continue reading Getting to Grips with Semi-Abstraction

Stay quiet, stay small, go deep

This is my morning mantra as I walked the dog around the fields. Feeling so lucky to be able to work online and not brave the traffic nightmare as I’ve done all my life. Being able to consider the depth of all things, even small things is a great gift which is coming to me more and more strongly this last month or so. What … Continue reading Stay quiet, stay small, go deep