Testing M Graham Watercolour Tube Paints

What a treat I received yesterday from a lovely lady photographer/artist called Mape Andrews who has been watching my watercolour instructional tutorials on YouTube. A set of 10 M Graham professional artist quality tube paints! I was blown away by her lovely gesture as I had only vaguely heard of these paints but never bought any. I couldn’t wait to try them out so here they … Continue reading Testing M Graham Watercolour Tube Paints

Current Watercolours in Progress – Salt Marsh Pair

I have been asked by a collector to paint a pair of watercolours that depict salt marshes in subtle tones of grey/blue, and rust/taupe. Salt marshes have not been a subject that have ever previously attracted me to be honest. Since taking on this commission however and searching through hundreds of salt marsh imagery I have come to appreciate their minimal beauty. Now on the … Continue reading Current Watercolours in Progress – Salt Marsh Pair

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

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