art, Devon, Exmoor, watercolours

Heavy cloud over Exmoor

This is a very loose painting where I had enormous fun with water flowing in great puddles over the sky area. I took my lead from a John Hoar painting and in his words, ‘took the courage in my hands and sploshed away. It was great fun and I was happy with the results .

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art, Devon, watercolours

The Bridge in Sepia

This is the iconic Bridge Inn, Topsham in moody sepia. The Bridge is popular with good beer lovers and has been run by the same family for over one hundred years. It’s also the only pub in England that has had an official visit from the Queen! Sepia is a good medium in watercolour to concentrate on tone- they key to any painting.

The Bridge Inn Topsham

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art, flowers, Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire

Giving an impression

I suppose as I improve as a painter that I get better at giving an impression of a subject whether it be a landscape, towns spec or flowers. Here is a quick painting of some flowers, which I did as a demo recently. I wasn’t interested in botanical accuracy but rather I was interested in conveying the ‘bunchiness’ of flowers.

The second painting is looking down Priest Lane towards the Abbey in Pershore, Worcestershire. I chose Sepia to convey the tones which adds, I hope, to a believable composition.

Spring flowers
Pershore Abbey
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art, Connemara, Devon, Exmoor

Water, fishing boats and sunrise

Here are two watercolours painted this week. One is of fishing boats at Appledore in North Devon. The other is a sunrise over the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland. Two places that I love.

Fishing boats at Appledore
Sunrise over Derryinver. Wild Atlantic Way
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