I’ve built a new Learning Website

I’ve just designed and built a new website that will be dedicated to my creative workshops and courses. I decided to move all of my learning activities to a space separate from my shop, blog and gallery pages on this main site.They include in depth module based courses spanning a few weeks, hands on printing and painting day classes and … Read More

My watercolour palette for pink flowers

I recently completed a large watercolour painting of a bouquet of pink Lisianthus flowers. I do enjoy painting flowers in this colour range, including camellias, sweet peas, dahlias and thistles, and thought it may be interesting to go through the paint palette I have settled on over the years, specifically for painting pink flowers. My Palette collection I have a … Read More

Looe Harbour – the evolution of a watercolour painting

I recently completed this detailed ink pen and watercolour harbour scene of Looe, a small coastal fishing port in Cornwall, UK. To be specific this is a painting of West Looe as seen from East Looe. The coastal town of Looe is divided by a river, that runs down a deep sided valley . West Looe rises from the valley … Read More

Keeping it simple on my website

Images missing from my posts I recently noticed some of my older blog posts had display problems with images, and have just gone through all my web posts updating entries where images had stopped displaying correctly. This makes me want to share my newfound conviction that the best way to manage a website is to keep things simple, and use … Read More

Creating a simple pattern repeat

I recently created a simple watercolour painting of leaves filling a rectangular piece of paper, and instantly saw the opportunity to turn this into a pattern repeat. I painted watercolour leaf springs freehand onto a 9″ x 12″ 200gsm cold pressed watercolour / multimedia pad by Winslow from Eckersleys in Australia, using Winsor and Newton paints Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, … Read More

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