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
PLANNING for PEACE I teach a private weekly watercolour class for 18 super people. The task of getting 39 weekly watercolour classes planned for the academic year 18-19 has been exciting, hard and satisfying. Ultimately has given my poor old mind peace instead of constantly thinking about what to paint for next class each week. I decided to get to grips with my planning as … Continue reading Planning a Year’s Watercolour Classes
OVERWHELMED BY POSSIBILITIES As an artist it is overwhelming sometimes. I am interested in expressing so many subjects in so many styles and in so many moods. At times I flit between subjects never really going as deep as I would like. I feel I am surface – not able to commit to anything. This creates stress in me as I wish I could focus … Continue reading Creators – What are your deep loves?
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
…and turnips and other earthy things like wheelbarrows. It is really hard sometimes to set aside time to just totally play isn’t it? As soon as I think I can get down to just doodling and using different media in unusual ways to get my creativity going I realise that I have x,y,z task that MUST be done. Above are some let loose … Continue reading Know Your Onions
A UNIQUE AND PATRIOTIC DOG LOVER GIFT – Your dog as Uncle Sam! For a fabulous and unique dog lover gift what better than a glorious original custom watercolor! I can paint your dog portrait wearing a patriotic Uncle Sam hat. This will be a custom dog portrait at a generous 11×14 inch size – plenty of space to get in all the features of … Continue reading Watercolor Dog Portraits
I love goats – they are so cheeky and cute. For an upcoming workshop I needed to find a really good subject and found a fab image on a stock ref image website to buy. I wanted to get the feel of his face and so did a lot of sketches this morning to try him out from all angles. I did a pure/blind … Continue reading Sketching Goats