Very hot weather recently in the UK. Today it started to break down. Here’s a watercolour looking towards Lynton from Exmoor with the rain on its way.
Two watercolour landscapes of Heather on Exmoor and Heavy cloud over Woodbury Common in East Devon. The oil is one my very favourite views of the Vale of Evesham looking over towards Bredon Hill and The Malverns. The joy of painting.
Enjoying a return to watercolour painting. Here are two very different studies: Pink Camellia amongst the daffodils and Landacre, River Barle, Exmoor. Both painted as freely and loosely as my ability allows.
The Yorkshire Dales provide plenty of material for artists. Here is a blast of sunlight over Wensleydale painted recently.
Two recent watercolours after a while painting in oils. A snowy Exmoor scene and a view of Derryinver in Connemara.
A very quick splosh of some red roses and white hibiscus flowers.
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
As quickly painted watercolour of trees beside a river. 50 minutes
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.