Thursday, 12 January 2017

Winter sky Eden Valley

Winter Sky, Eden Valley

Painted in Watercolours

I look across this view each morning,
It fills me with delight,
to see it wrapped in a blanket of fresh snow.

I painted this with a limited palette of magical colours, Cobalt Turquoise being one.
Lots of white paper was left untouched. And no pre-sketching, just in with a brush loaded with paint.

Winter Sky, Eden Valley
Original watercolour 
Size 9 x 7 inches

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

French Doorway Watercolour tutorial.

French Doorway

Painted in watercolours

Learn the secrets of watercolour painting,  a typical French Doorway scene inspired in a truly beautiful rural French setting. A quiet Alpine village in Summer, Cow bells ringing in the valley, high mountain snow capped hills and sunny doorways full of  pots brimming with Geraniums. Logs are piled above the  Sunny doorway ready for the Winter snow. 

Why not have a go, with my easy step by step French Doorway project. Learn the secrets of watercolours, which materials to use and many different techniques are covered in step by step with plenty of clear photographs sent to you direct by email.

This download can be viewed on your computer, tablet or printed to work from. It includes my step by step with many colour photographs, how I approach a painting in watercolours and includes a guide to materials  giving handy tips on equipment and those magical techniques that can bring a watercolour to life. This project is for Personal use only.


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Day twenty two Art advent Langdales

Day twenty two Art advent 
Lovely 'Langdales ' 
Painted in Pastels

A beautiful scene that was a joy to paint, especially with Pastels 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Day twenty one art advent Castlerigg stone circle

Day twenty one art advent 

Castlerigg stone circle 
painted in Pastels 

Winter solstice today, how great is it that the darkest day is here 
and days will just get lighter two minutes everyday.
The day I was inspired to paint this scene, I was joined by a few photographers all trying to catch the magical afternoon light after a dusting of fresh snow.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Day nineteen and twenty Art Advent

Day nineteen Art advent 

Wintertime Les Carroz 
Painted in Watercolours 
Inspired after a day on the slopes, 
skiing down into this quaint Alpine village at the end of the day was a joy.
Lots of masking with tape and fluid and a limited palette of hues.

Day Twenty  Art Advent

Painted in Pastels 
A lovely long panoramic with reflections of snow topped mountain.
This iconic mountain sits proudly over Keswick.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Day Eighteen Art Advent Striding Edge

Day Eighteen Art Advent

Striding Edge 
painted in Pastels 

This was one of those paintings I really enjoyed getting into.
A beautiful crisp winters day, plenty of snow and gorgeous colours in the shadows.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Day seventeen art advent Buttermere

Day seventeen art advent 
A window opens onto Beautiful  Buttermere 
Painted in Pastels
Again a stunning place in the Lake District that I love to paint.

Painted on Pastels at with a watercolour Base and Unison Pastels adding lights and form.