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

The Pottering Artist – A New Indie Magazine

Gentle Forays into Drawing, Painting and Life.¬† Join me as I refill my creative well. We will advance slowly, increasing awareness, developing perception, gathering art skills, deepening artistic vision and pottering along the way.¬† For those who value stillness, silence and slowness as an antidote to activity, noise and speed.   Here are a selection of images which I did to illustrate the various articles … Continue reading The Pottering Artist – A New Indie Magazine

Badger Bliss

Today I dedicated myself to drawing and painting badgers. This week I have been asked by two separate people if I had any badger paintings to sell. I only have one which isn’t brilliant and was painted years ago. Since then I hope I have improved my painting¬† a bit and so I decided to focus on these gorgeous creatures. Here are my rough sketches … Continue reading Badger Bliss

Watercolour Tutorials on Youtube

This last 2 weeks I have drastically overhauled my YouTube channel. This pesky job has been 2 years in the waiting and now – as I recovery from surgery – I have the time to concentrate on it! It has been a huge relief to get all my images looking uniform with my signature purple strip and name in white. This makes it easier for … Continue reading Watercolour Tutorials on Youtube

Just discovered inktober in the nick of time!

Create Your Own Universe   Today I received a book through the post called “Create Your Own Universe” – it’s for writers and illustrators and anyone who wants to create a fantasy world of their own – or even a real one! It’s by The Brothers McLeod – have a look at their website – they are my new and immediate creativity gurus. Their website … Continue reading Just discovered inktober in the nick of time!

Watercolour Weaving – why not play and explore

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