Wednesday 17 November 2021

Painted for an on line exhibition entitled, The Market.

 The Venezuelan water colour association have held an on line exhibition to mark International Water Colour Day on the 23rd November.  So, this is my interpretation of The Market.

Saturday 6 November 2021

Still Life

         I have been painting still life since the weather got colder, the perfect excuse to stay home! 

Sunday 10 October 2021

I was invited along to paint at the TEYC

 A friend invited me to join a group that painted this afternoon at the Thames Estuary Yacht Club.  The tide was coming in and the sky changed a lot whilst we were there which mad it challenging!  

Saturday 25 September 2021

I am enjoying painting the cardoons!

 This is the second painting of the cardoons from my brothers garden,  I have already started a third!!

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Cardoon from my brothers garden

 I haven't painted pure water colour in a couple of months but I came home from a visit to my brothers with these cardoon and just had to paint them.

Saturday 11 September 2021

Joined Paul at his exhibit venue on the Leigh Art Trail

 I joined Paul at Millys delicatessen for a couple of hours sketching on what turned out to be a very hot day.   This summer has been so variable that I really havent done much sketching at all!

Monday 10 May 2021


 I bought these lillies before the weekend expecting them to open quite quickly.  They didn't!  So I decided to go ahead and paint them in bud and will hopefully get a second painting out of them once they are fully in flower.  

Saturday 8 May 2021

El Agua, Water,

 A painting for the Venezuelan Watercolour Association, AVA virtual exhibition. "Water" was the theme of the exhibition, and although I live right on the water it has been far too cold to sit out and do a painting.   I have been enjoying the challenge of painting glass and including either pewter or brass trays so this is what I decided to submit.

Tuesday 4 May 2021

I like the challenge of painting glass.

                                      Some glass collected over the years on a pewter tray.

Wednesday 21 April 2021

These lillies have lasted so well.

 Eight days on and buds are still opening on these lillies,  they have also become more perfumed as the days pass.

Tuesday 13 April 2021

These Lilies came from Aldi too!

 It was a race to paint the lilies, they literally open before your eyes, faster than I could paint them in fact!

Saturday 27 March 2021

Nothing like a challenge!

 I thought I would try and paint a crystal bowl, it was much more difficult than I thought it would be.  

Tuesday 2 March 2021

I struggled with this one!

 Deciding to leave the netting on the lemons was not the best of ideas, I really struggled to paint it.   

Saturday 20 February 2021

Spring is on the way!

              I have a new easel so went out and bought some spring flowers so that I could test it!!

Tuesday 9 February 2021

We had a little more snow during the night!

 It is bitterly cold as there is quite a strong wind so I am painting from the inside looking out!!

Sunday 7 February 2021

It's snowing!!

 Unibal pen on black paper with some white pastel and wax crayon resist, water colour and some black ink.  

Saturday 6 February 2021

Attempting to get back to sketching and painting.

 I have been trying to finish off other projects so have hardly done any sketching or painting since before Christmas.  Today made a start drawing the cow parsley my sister and brother in law found for me using white pen on back paper, white pastel on black paper and a japanese calligraphy brush pen and fountain pen on brown paper. Ah, and fountain pen in my regular sketch book of a plant I have.  .