Feeling Festive in Hay on Wye

I love Hay on Wye – such a colourful old, market town full of winding narrow streets and shops filled with books, gorgeous ethnic clothing and beautiful things for the home. The pubs are traditional and welcoming with real fires which my friend Anne and I were very glad of on this cold and wintry day! We just fancied a day out and I planned … Continue reading Feeling Festive in Hay on Wye

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

Creating a Seasonal Watercolour Wreath

I love wreaths and in fact still have my Christmas one (artificial) hanging on the inside of my kitchen door! I see gorgeous autumn and Spring ones and love the rustic, natural look of them all. When I go onto Pinterest I heart loads of them as they are so appealing to me. With Christmas coming this is a great excuse to get all those … Continue reading Creating a Seasonal Watercolour Wreath