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
Today whilst I walked my Jack Russell Tilly up the local recreation fields I had a bit of folded paper and pencil to hand. This is due to the fact that I always think of something good (or at least I hope it will be) to do with art, teaching or writing whilst doing the daily rounds of the grassy playing fields. The fields are … Continue reading Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper
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