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″
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
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″
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.
Approx. 2 1/2″ or so…
I’ve been working on these in between other things- sometimes, only watercolour will do…
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…
watercolour on parchment paper 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″
Been working on this one for a while today, pretty happy with it’s progress.
watercolour on illustration board.
I went on a bit of a miniature bender recently… painted quite a few of these. Here are four very small watercolours I packed up and sent off to their new homes a week or two ago…
The brush was handmade by the superbly talented David Jackson- The Brushman.
Here’s a new one, Enjoying working on these…
watercolour on 300gsm Arches hot pressed paper.
Brush made by the very wonderful David Jackson- The Brushman
I’ve been playing with my watercolours again. I miss them so much. Sadly, only have time to work on miniature paintings for now. Here’s one I made early this morning. Btw, more of my watercolour efforts can be found on Facebook, look up ‘watercolouring’…
the brush was made by the very talented David Jackson -The Brushman.
And whilst we’re talking of David Jackson, here’s a painting I made last year of one of his brushes…
I’ve been inspired lately. Watercolour is my muse right now. Having a wonderful time learning how to use these things properly, they’re so challenging but very rewarding. Here’s one I’ve just finished, it’s also for sale over at my website:
A quick sketch from this afternoon… very much enjoying playing with my watercolours lately. Inspired? Yes I am.
Watercolour on 180 gsm medium watercolour paper.
Here’s a recent watercolour painting I made of my son walking along the beach on the Gold Coast. I used rougher paper than usual, it seems perfectly suited to water-related subject matter, will pursue this….
More of my recent watercolour work can be viewed here:
Another quick one to start the day off…
watercolours on Arches 300gsm Hot press paper.
(my new ‘How To’ book)
Still bashing away at the book I’m illustrating for Robin Adolphs, really enjoying it. This one’s currently on the drawing board…