How to paint a Christmas Wreath – Watercolour demo

If you are feeling Christmassy and want to paint a Christmas wreath then please have a go at this demo. It includes the old favourites of shiny and spiky holly leaves interwoven with the stark simplicity of mistletoe and punctuated with the star of the show – poinsettia. I used Arches hot pressed 90lb watercolour paper – unstretched – I just painted right onto it. … Continue reading How to paint a Christmas Wreath – Watercolour demo

Away with the Fairies

There is something very attractive about Fly Agaric mushrooms to me. Perhaps it is their association with fairy-tales and magic that appeals to my inner child. I suddenly had the urge to paint one a few days ago and so I scoured the internet for images and began sketching my own impression. I did a single one first so that I could study its form … Continue reading Away with the Fairies