This Week’s Art

This week has seen a lot of art being made:) Tuesday daytime – I was teaching my Art Spirit Painter’s Group how to paint a tall ship Tuesday evening I was doing a watercolour horse demonstration to Sully Art Group Friday afternoon was spent with my growing Tonteg Art Spirit Painter’s group where we painted a Moroccan doorway and on Saturday morning I gave a one … Continue reading This Week’s Art

GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian

Started painting this stunning Alsatian a day or so ago for a lady called Katie. Charlie belongs to the clan MacKenzie and I am building up his Scottish tartan kerchief slowly but surely. Here are the very early stages of his portrait which will need much more work before completion so watch this space… Continue reading GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian

Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas

Not literally but artistically! I have been asked to paint s pheasant and a goose. The goose is from a photo I took of one near Caerphilly castle where I live last May. She could make a lovely accent piece in a rustic country kitchen or equally in a farmyard themed nursery perhaps:) To purchase a print of this goose please click here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/168525288/goose-print-fowl-animal-paintings-birdContinue reading Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas

Painting Cherries in Watercolour – step-by-step demo

Always a satisfying subject to paint cherries are. I love their beautiful red, claret colour and the  spindly curvy stems. They make a beautiful composition no matter how you place them in readiness to paint.   Here is a group of 5 cherries with stems. I just used Arches hot pressed 90lbs paper and a Size 6 and a szie 3 round brush plus Cadmium … Continue reading Painting Cherries in Watercolour – step-by-step demo

Art Demo – Watercolour Fly Agaric Mushrooms

Now I am really hooked – been drawing more mushrooms this morning and painting their fragile, pulpy yet paper fibrous stalks – love them – so tactile and cute. I love their random nobbliness and charm – carefree and child-like.                 Here’s how I did them.                 Paper is Arches Hot … Continue reading Art Demo – Watercolour Fly Agaric Mushrooms

GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian

Started painting this stunning Alsatian a day or so ago for a lady called Katie. Charlie belongs to teh clan MacKenzie and I am building up his Scottish tartan kerchief slowly but surely. Here are the very early stages of his portrait which will need much more work before completion so watch this space… Continue reading GSD Art Demo in watercolour – How to paint an Alsatian

Watercolour Cat Demo – The Bengal Cat

Here we go – I got three fab cats today and decided to go for the Bengal (in the middle)because of its eyes – utterly icy green blue – so delicate and fine. I drew it first but wasn’t that pleased with my drawing as I made him too short in the body. Oh well. Then I started painting and felt impatient to get the … Continue reading Watercolour Cat Demo – The Bengal Cat

How to Paint a Watercolour Crab

Here we go – for those who want to know how to paint a crab in watercolour – I drew the outline of the crab then painted his entire surface with clean water. This gets the paper ready to accept splashy and watery colour to good effect. Then I banged in some teal blue and let it run – I tip the paper this way … Continue reading How to Paint a Watercolour Crab