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

New Ideas – Animals in the Landscape

I spent a very restless night last night.Up at 1am and still awake at 5am…with art on my mind. Over the last few weeks I have been very unsettled and looking to create some art that is really rich and intertwined with the mysteries of nature. I wanted a cozy and homely feel where nature rules (as she does despite our best efforts to impede … Continue reading New Ideas – Animals in the Landscape

Fresh Out of Forde Abbey

Last July I had a lovely day trip by coach to Forde Abbey in Somerset. A rural idyll, this abbey was once a monastery but has had many changes made to its architecture which have resulted in a beautiful English stately home and gardens – open to the public. I was drawn to the simplicity and beauty of the abbey gardens and its well-tended vegetable … Continue reading Fresh Out of Forde Abbey

Greenzinniastudio knows a thing about beauty

…check out this¬†delectable¬†floral image. It stopped me in my proverbial tracks. Greenzinniastudio is where you may find more show-stopping floral compositions. Does anyone have a favourite flower that moves them? Parrot Tulips are my poison…with their wreckless and strident beauty (and stripes).   Continue reading Greenzinniastudio knows a thing about beauty