Category Archives: animal portraits

Watercolour collage

Been playing with collage as a background for watercolour and it was fun! I spent the day sketching birds at Bird World near Farnham a month or so ago. This toucan played hide and seek with me. He saw my … Continue reading

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How useless am I?

Haven’t blogged for so long. I do apologise, but it’s not as if I’ve been doing nothing….. I have been planning and have just launched a series of workshops for 2019. So if you fancy joining me, please take a … Continue reading

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Giant sparrows

I know I’ve been quiet, but I have just had three articles published in The Leisure Painter, and I’ve been running workshops etc. So sorry! I thought I would share a step by step, as I haven’t done one for … Continue reading

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Eyes again – watercolour workshop

Thought you might like to see some of the work from a session I ran yesterday on eyes. I love how if there are 16 people in a room doing exactly the same session, you get 16 different outcomes! Didn’t … Continue reading

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Two tawny owls in ink and watercolour

Tawnies are lovely to paint – it’s all about those eyes! So, when I was asked to paint a pair on canvas to go live in a barn conversion, I jumped at the chance. Having discussed it with their soon-to-be … Continue reading

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Tui pen and wash

Thought you might like to see the finished Tui, from the idea sketch in my previous post. Here’s the ink work And here is the watercolour added Always with the aim of making 2+2=5 with the pen and wash.

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New subjects

I’ve been asked how I come up with ideas and concepts for paintings, so I thought I would share my process. Though for me it is usually an animal subject, the same goes for landscape, portrait, still life…. So by … Continue reading

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