Art for the love of it - watercolours are my main choice of medium, closely followed by inspiration, acrylics and oils.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ICAD challenge

58/61   Nearing the end of the Daisy Yellow ICAD 61 day challenge...

...and oh there is something very freeing about Splashing Paint!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

"Sunset Over The Estuary" - Original Watercolour painting on my Etsy shop

This latest painting measures 10" x 7" (25.4 x 17.78 cm)  and is painted on 140lb watercolour paper, using professional artists watercolour paints.


Friday, 24 July 2015

Look at this amazing painting....NO NOT MY WORK....

This is the work of fellow Artist ~ Anna Danielle Dickens ~ over at The Little Dog Laughed
Plus on Facebook...

                                                            Fabulous artwork 
                                                          I am so pleased Anna
                                                  wanted to paint this from the photo.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Mixing it up

A quick sketch of little Hamish....made all the easier as I let the paint mix itself.

1. Clear water over the whole picture

2. Painted using Burnt Sienna over the whole

3. Whilst this was still wet, I dropped in Burnt Umber to some shaded areas and then pure Ultramarine Blue just to add more depth to same.

Friday, 17 July 2015


BBQ days are back with the sunshine

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The group of trees at Saltram...

On one of our recent trips away, we stopped at Saltram House (I did blog about it here) and one particular photo I took, which I posted onto my Facebook timeline, was of this tree (or group of trees) you see they're all joined up in a line...

Several people asked what kind of tree it was, I wasn't sure, although I thought the leaves looked like sycamore, but several suggestions were made which left me wondering.  So in order to put an end to speculation, I sent a message on Saltram via their facebook page.  They were really great and went to the trouble of replying and answering that it is indeed Sycamore.  Yay! at last I know for sure.