art, Connemara, Devon, Exe Estuary, Ireland, oil, painting, watercolours

Two recent paintings

Here’s a watercolour of the Connemara mountains and an oil of the calm early morning light you can sometimes see over the Exe Estuary in Devon where I live.

Connemara mountains
Early morning light, Exe Estuary
art, Devon, Exe Estuary, oils, painting

Two more oils

I attended another brilliant Hester Berry workshop in Braunton (North Devon) recently where we painted a view of the Burrows. After being inspired by Hester I then painted a sunrise over the Exe Estuary in Topsham where I live (from one of many photos taken in the early morning . This one was from a photo taken last October).

Braunton Burrows
Sunrise over the Exe Estuary in Topsham
art, Exe Estuary, watercolours

Two monochrome watercolours

I was experimenting with monochrome the other day and sloshed some water and watercolour on some old bits of paper. I tried sepia at first but didn’t like the results so tried Payne’s Grey -make sure it’s Winsor and Newton Professional quality as it’s blue where as many others are a kind of dirty black. Anyway , with no drawing and precious little planning I came up with two pictures that could be the Exe Estuary where I live!

art, Devon, Exmoor, Line and wash, painting, watercolours

Around Exmoor

Beginning a series of paintings across and around Exmoor. Exmoor is an area of hilly moorland situated in West Somerset and north Devon . It is also the source of the River Exe, which gives it, and the city of Exeter, its name. Here are two hamlet/villages around the gateway to the moor; the little churchyard at George Nympton ( near the town of South Molton) and Bolham near the town of Tiverton.

art, Devon, Lakes watercolour, painting, watercolours

Friday sketching along the Exe

Two more watercolour sketches to add to my sketchbook ‘On and around the River Exe’. The second picture is looking towards Exmouth from the gardens of the Turf Locks pub- one of the best pubs on earth. You get to it by ferry and in my case ferry and bike. The one immediately below is a view of the Turf Locks  


 pub looking back from Powderham.