Monday, 20 July 2015

Lakes Artists Exhibition

I have had one of my watercolour paintings accepted for this years show in Grasmere Hall. With the preview on Friday the show will be on until the 2nd of September if you would like to visit...

Friday, 3 July 2015

In the Flow...

I had a peaceful day painting in the Japanese Garden at Sizergh Castle this week - Sean has bought me a new watercolour sketchbook...





Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Back to school (paints)

Myself and Annie went up to paint at the National Trust house Allen Bank in Grasmere. We are hoping to base ourselves there for our Emily Ball course in October. The view over the lake is wonderful and we soon got obsessed with lines of trees and the changing colour of the water.
I opted to use the art materials that are out for the children to use so that I could pass off as a novice and not warrant too much attention. it was good to play with the blotting-type paper and the limited poster paint selection. There were some good Derwent art materials though which I assume were donated to help mix up the mark making.

Here are some photos of our efforts!




Friday, 19 June 2015

Fluid Watercolours


I have been trying out Dr Martins new fluid paints today which look like their classic inks but are totally lightfast and full of concentrated colour. One drop goes a long way!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Iona Colours

I am just back from another week painting on location on Iona, where the weather was rather challenging what with cold wind, rain and the occassional burst of sunshine.
I hope to spend some time developing studio paintings from my sketches in the coming weeks while the experience is fresh in my mind...



Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Laurel Exhibition Preview

My joint exhibition with Susan Reid will open tomorrow at The Laurel Gallery in Edinburgh with a preview from 6-8pm.
Please do call in and say hello as both myself and Susan will be there to present and discuss our work. It will be a very bright and colourful show and should welcome the Spring in nicely... Catch us there tomorrow on St Stephen's Street in Stockbridge.


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Pip Seymour's Post

Thanks to Pip for my mention on his Facebook page...