Tuesday, 27 June 2017

My hat, my hair.

Back to basics with watercolour. I always keep my watercolour palette handy when I  need to do a quick sketch or just for the fun of painting. Watercolour makes a welcome break from oil painting at times. It's good to mix it up IMO. This little sketch was based on a scene along a river walk, where a group of people were enjoying a get together and the sunshine. Two of the group stood out, one lady with a bright hat and other with a big hair do. I loved the contrast and the colours. Watercolour on paper sketch 9x6 ins.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


A study of two people sitting in the shade on a hot beach. The colours are muted in keeping with the light. If I was to use this study for a full painting, I would extend the scene to give more contrast between light and shade, plus perhaps add some highlights on the figures. Oil impasto using a palette knife on paper 7x10 ins.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Text message

"Text message", mixed media on paper. An experimental piece. Acrylic areas over watercolour using some impasto. 10x7 ins on watercolour paper.