I’m missing Ireland and hope to get back soon so painted a view of Roundstone Harbour thanks to the inspiration of a watercolour by John Hoar and a lovely video shot by John Redmond.
Two recent watercolours after a while painting in oils. A snowy Exmoor scene and a view of Derryinver in Connemara.
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
I have been enjoying using Winsor and Newton water soluble oils. I will have to return to watercolour soon as I will forget how to paint in that medium!!
I have never painted in oils but my wife, Karen, bought me some water soluble oils for Christmas and I love them. Here’s my first effort. Lots to learn about how they work but excited about their potential.
Moving house recently has got in the way of painting but here are some watercolours painted over the last couple of months .
The sun is setting over Connemara’s famous Twelve Pins or Bens in watercolour
I’m having a great time painting pictures of the beautiful west coast of Ireland, this time in acrylic.
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.
Here are two watercolours painted this week. One is of fishing boats at Appledore in North Devon. The other is a sunrise over the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland. Two places that I love.