I’m missing Ireland and hope to get back soon so painted a view of Roundstone Harbour thanks to the inspiration of a watercolour by John Hoar and a lovely video shot by John Redmond.
Two recent watercolours after a while painting in oils. A snowy Exmoor scene and a view of Derryinver in Connemara.
I had a great time on Thursday talking to Creative arts students as part of the Festival of Discovery at the University of Exeter about watercolour impressionists such as Edward Seago, Edward Wesson and John Hoar. Then I did a quick demo in the style of the latter. The students were fantastic in their responses. Here’s the demonstration
I have been enjoying using Winsor and Newton water soluble oils. I will have to return to watercolour soon as I will forget how to paint in that medium!!
Now settled in new house I’m painting again and enjoying both acrylic and watercolour. Here are four recent paintings.
Moving house recently has got in the way of painting but here are some watercolours painted over the last couple of months .
I’m having a great time painting pictures of the beautiful west coast of Ireland, this time in acrylic.
Like us all I’ve been spending most of my time indoors with just the occasional shop and regular daily exercise. All this has meant quite a lot of painting, ranging from John Hoar DVDs (I was due to go on one of his courses so substituted DVDs instead), my Connemara and Norfolk sketchbooks. Here’s a selection of them.
Many times I’ve looked at this view from the position of the Renvyle House Hotel with the castle ruin and the sea in the far distance. I’ve attempted to get a bid of moodiness in here using a very limited colour palette.
Here￼￼ are two recent paintings. They are, a study of three trees and an attempt at capturing one of the October sunrises at Renvyle in Connemara where I recently spent a week. Very difficult to capture in watercolour but I’m reasonably happy with this.