How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

With Christmas nearly here I thought some viewers may be interested in painting a robin.   They are real characters aren’t they? They claim your back garden as their own turf and defend it feistily.   The robin song is a delight and today I found this lovely short clip of a robin singing away – it is worth a listen if only to get … Continue reading How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

Animal Magic Art Blossoms Painting Day

On Thursday I had the company of 3 lovely ladies from Pentyrch Art Society. Barbara, Charmian and Carol came over to me for an animal magic watercolour workshop. We had a fun and full day getting to grips with mastering layering washes and me trying to stop Carol sneakily using her tube of white gouache in her work! With Christmas coming up they had requested … Continue reading Animal Magic Art Blossoms Painting Day

Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

I was recently asked to paint a robin for somebody’s Dad for Xmas and coupled with the fact that I am also hosting 3 watercolour workshops in the next 2 weeks featuring how to paint a robin I thought I would be clever and combine the two. So here he or she is – a simple robin with the well-loved scarlet breast and a cute … Continue reading Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

What you can do with some watercolour and paper!

This week I held another Art Blossoms Painting Day (I refuse to use the word “workshop” as it conjures up images of people doing difficult and unpleasant activities and anyway art isn’t work!) Two sisters – Mary and Pam came over from Tonyrefail and Efail Isaf respectively to build on their watercolour skills. They had requested activities on flowers and animals and some general watercolour … Continue reading What you can do with some watercolour and paper!

All in a morning’s walk

Come with me on my usual morning spin with my two JRT’s Dotty and Tilly. It’s a lovely, easy walk straight up into a wooded lane with a stream and up onto gently rolling farmland. I do this walk when I want peace and quiet as it is very seldom used by anyone else – except the odd dog walker and we don’t mind those. … Continue reading All in a morning’s walk