Sketches of Spring

May and June are my favourite time of year. These watercolours are of gowans, lovely big daisies, which fill up the edges of our garden at this time of year, roses, and just the general joy and chaos of spring. I painted the deer at Leighton Moss, a nearby RSPB reserve. I’d gone with a …

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Lune Year Paintings

Update: The paintings are for sale here. My exhibition ‘Lune Year’ opens next Saturday at Halton Mill – a series of paintings and drawings of the River Lune since last December, after Storm Desmond. I thought it might be nice to put them all online as a gallery. So here they are 🙂 or rather, this …

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Inky Cats

Probably the most fun I’ve had with my art classes for a while! We spent much of last week drawing cats in ink. I love how expressive ink is, particularly Quink ink. As long as you apply enough water first, it does a lot of the work for you, conveying the fluffiness of their fur …

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Doon The Water

Here are a few sketches from over the summer. I’ve been sailing, (doing my Day Skipper course, with Scotsail based at Largs on the Firth of Clyde, who I really recommend). I forgot to take any Paynes Grey or blue watercolour paint, other than Cerulean (sky blue). Most of the landscapes I saw were either …

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Skipton Art in the Pen

I’ve just spent the weekend at Skipton Art in the Pen. Here’s a couple of photos of me in my cattle pen 🙂 I would love to share lots of shots of some of the other stalls but sadly barely got a chance to see any of it. Lots of very enthusiastic visitors though. Many …

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