art, Connemara, Ireland, watercolours

Watercolour demonstration

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

Light on the water-Connemara
art, Connemara, Devon, Exmoor, Ireland, Norfolk

Lockdown paintings

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.

Meeting Street Appledore Devon
Renvyle Connemara
Blakeney Norfolk
Morston Church Norfolk
The Mweelrea Mountains Connemara
Exmoor Devon
art, autumn, Connemara, Ireland

Looking across the Renvyle peninsular

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.

art, autumn, Connemara, Devon, Ireland

Two watercolours

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.