Two watercolours from our holiday in Pembrokeshire.
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.
Had a lovely week on the beautiful North Devon coast recently with the grandchildren. Croyde is renowned as a great place for surfers and the Ruda holiday park has everything for a childhood holiday. It’s also a great area for the artist. I have a whole series planned. Here are the first two- a watercolour and an oil.
A watercolour of Tully Cross, gateway to Renvyle. Five years ago this week I painted this for the first time. This is this week’s version.
Two subjects that I have a painted many times but never tire of them. These are 45cm x 30cm on rough paper using Winsor and Newton Professional watercolours.
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.
I haven’t painted an Irish watercolour in ages so here’s one I did yesterday. the process of painting these scenes always takes me back there, so I may be doing a few more!!
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.
It has been wonderful to spend two days this week with the original source of my inspiration, John Hoar, the great watercolour painter. It’s been over two years because of the pandemic. Guess what? He’s still great and being guided by him is still a great pleasure. Here are four products from the two days.