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!!
Here’s an oil painting of cloud banking up over Renvyle, Connemara.
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.