More Water-Subjects…

These water scenes are dominating my (spare) painting time lately, I want to paint more and more. I adore the process of looking into the reference shots and making sense of the chaotic patterning. Having fun!

watercolour on Arches hot press 6 1/2 x 6 1/2″

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Waves On A Beach…

Very much enjoying water-subjects lately and playing with watercolour is always a real pleasure, here both worlds come together. Deep joy 😊

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Cygnet…

Took a whole heap of fabulous photos on the weekend, dearly wanted to paint one of the cygnets I took pics of. This little watercolour is 3 x 4″, I’m definitely going to paint a larger one, most enjoyable

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Sand and Shells…

very much enjoying having the watercolours out again. My life right now is pretty hectic and having these sorts of paintings on the go is a GREAT way to de-stress and focus on something other than ‘stuff’. Recommended.

Watercolour on Arches 300gsm hot press

11 x 8″

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Carn Brae- watercolours

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I’ve been messing around with the watercolours for a week or so, will upload more soon, in the meantime, here are a couple of very small watercolour paintings from last year based on photos from my UK trip.

Carn Brae-Cornwall.

Approx. 2 1/2″ or so…

Small Rocks…

When my sons were very young, they used to collect stones for me, as a sort of love gesture, I saved many of them and kept them in tubs. I pulled out a few out earlier today and painted them, great subjects for finding the hidden little nuances that you wouldn’t normally pay attention to (as with the shells (posted earlier)) each stone is unique…

Recommended.

watercolour on parchment paper 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″

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Watercolour Warmup…

I thought I’d try something a little different today, haven’t had the watercolours out for a while and didn’t have much time as I’m busy with commissioned stuff, but came up with this. Might do a few more of these down the track. Happy to sell the painting. Message me if you’re interested…

 ~watercolour on 300gsm medium watercolour paper. Size 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″.

Brush made by the fabulous David Jackson – The Brushman

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On The Run…

been working on more Finn MacNiall stuff for my VALIANT project. Here’s Finn, on the run…

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And I wanted to try something out, using watercolours, looking for a style that also involves some linework. (apologies for the scan)

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AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS…

Christmas time is (almost) upon us, although the shops’ll have you believe it was already here.

I’m available for one off commissions, so if there’s anything you’d like drawn or painted, let me know. Reasonable rates of course, most things considered (except portraits). PM with your details. I’ll only be available until I’m swamped…

Rockpool in Watercolour…

Just tried this current watercolour out in a frame I had laying around. Just so happens it was a perfect fit. Happhappy…

Will sell this when it’s completed if anybody’s interested.

Watercolour on 300gsm hot press watercolour paper.

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Close Up…

In between commissions and everything else I do, I’ve been scratching away at this painting. Here’s a close -up, will post the finished article as and when.

watercolour on 300gsm Arches hot press…

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Stones And Wildflowers…

Finding beauty in everyday things. I believe it’s not until you really look, or ‘want’ to see something, that you can appreciate it’s beauty. I’m finding the more I paint these watercolours, the more appreciation I’m finding in not only the subject, but for the love of painting itself…

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Watercolour Warmups…

As I’ve been working on my most recent children’s book in watercolour, it stands to reason that I should get into the right frame of mind with a loosening up session. I painted both of these this morning, both very enjoyable. I’ll do this more often…

 

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Special Offer…

Hi all, I’m currently in the early throes of marketing the Fantasy Artroom book and to mark the occasion, I’d like to make special offer of making a sketch inside each copy of the book purchased within the next month. This offer is extended to anyone who mentions that they saw this post.
the cost of the book (including postage) is $30.00 (Australian) to Australian residents and $35.00 (Australian) to anywhere else in the world.

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Interior pages (and more info) can be viewed here:
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Official Fantasy Artroom Facebook page:
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Lizard…

I found this old painting on one of my hard drives recently. I painted this one 12 years or so ago using watercolour and gouache. This is the best quality copy I have of it, I’m afraid…

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Eastern Water Dragon…

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Every now and again I’ll have a root through my hard drives, looking for something and come across an old drawing or painting I’ve filed away. I found this one and thought I’d post it here. It harks back to the days when I spent a lot of time painting and drawing wildlife. this one’s an eastern Water Dragon from here in Australia… (watercolour/gouache)

Watercolouring…

I’m working digitally on most of my commissioned work at the moment which always leaves me desperate to paint traditionally, I satisfied that urge in front of the telly last night with my watercolours, painting this small scene- 5 1/2 x 4″. (It’ll appear larger here than the original.)

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Sketches for New Work…

I’m currently working on some stuff for an exhibition and am accumulating sketches as I go. here are a couple of ideas I’ve taken to the colour stages…

This one’s watercoloour and acrylic, with highlights in oils. The model is the lovely Ida-

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This one was painted in watercolour. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″… It’s also available to purchase. (Email me if you’re interested).

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