Art Blossoms Painting Days – Spring 2014 Programme Now Out!

For anyone living in the South Wales area (or beyond!) I am pleased to announce my next watercolour workshop programme starting in January 2014. You will find a selection of painting days to choose from – all suitable for beginners and up – which will equip you with the fundamental watercolour  techniques to improve your painting and have more fun with it. My workshops have … Continue reading Art Blossoms Painting Days – Spring 2014 Programme Now Out!

6 Of The Best – 6 Special Art Books that Changed my Life

Everyone doing something creative finds certain books help more than others. Some inspire you to action – to simply DO more, some show you how it could be to live your creative dream, others give you insight into a specific technique while others dispel myths and doubts which then allows you to progress with your creativity. Over the years these 6 books have done more … Continue reading 6 Of The Best – 6 Special Art Books that Changed my Life

New Kid on the Block – Introducing Hooker’s Green to my Palette

Viridian and I are not friends. Years ago when I started dabbling in watercolour I read a lot of sound instructional books by Alwyn Crawshaw. He recommended amongst others Hooker’s Green as part of a beginners’ starter set of paints. I used it then but for over 15 years it has not been on my palette. I have no idea why I strayed away from … Continue reading New Kid on the Block – Introducing Hooker’s Green to my Palette