Saturday, 26 November 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011


An ink wash method created by dropping ink into a gradually drying wash and some pen work when dry.  Spontaneous and fun to do.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Onions and Turnips - Still life

A Still life of red onions and turnips painted with watercolour first then I added detail with watercolour pencils. I then added more water to only a little of the pencil work keeping some of the pencil lines unblended.

Sunday, 13 November 2011


I've had a lot of fun lately exploring monotype printing.  These are the results where I have used a combination of water based media. All three are available for sale.  From the top they are named 'Poppy' 'Sheep' and 'Roses'. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Another Still life

I have been asked to explain how I paint / draw the pictures on the blog.  So starting with this one - I painted with watercolour and added pastel after it was dry.   This method is a quick one using any colours available on the palette - sometimes it works!  The vases were made up from memory.

Sunday, 6 November 2011


This is one of my favourite methods.  Watercolour and pencils.  I find that drawing is my forte so adding pencils to watercolour seems to work for me.  This painting has been sold.  I get a bit attached to my paintings and am somewhat reluctant to let them go but I guess it is part of the process.  It does help when I know the picture has been bought by an appreciative person.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011