art, autumn, Line and wash, painting, watercolours, welsh border

Autumn Walk

There seems to be an autumnal theme in my current paintings. Maybe because we here in the UK have had a unusually warm and sunny summer, I’m driven to think of the beauty of the sudden cooler days and gradual changes of the leaves to vibrant russets, reds and oranges. Anyway, this scene is of the Welsh/Shropshire border near where my oldest and dear friend Mike lives. We went walking here in June.

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art, Devon, Line and wash, watercolours

Blustery autumn day

I’m enjoying line and wash at the moment. I like doing scratchy trees so here’s a russet coloured autumn day of wind and showers. I do like the autumn.

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art, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Line and wash, painting, watercolours

Line and wash

Sometimes I like to use a bamboo and matchstick ‘pen’ with Indian ink to create a picture to be then painted with watercolour. A matchstick is much better than a commercially bought pen because if you sharpen it into a wedge you can get both fine and thick lines and you can add texture by shading.

Here’s a picture of Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol UK using this method.

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art, Ireland, painting, watercolours

In celebration of Renvyle

Today I booked another week in Renvyle, Connemara for next May (2018). It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth and my personal favourite in my favourite country. So in celebration Iand anticipation I have painted this typical view today. 

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