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Friday, 29 January 2010

'Tranquil Waters' 15ins x 11ins Watercolour Painting

Another one painted from imagination.  It didn't quite go how I wanted though, especially the trees behind the hut.  Also the foreground looks a bit messy.  Actually I don't know why I bothered posting it!  I think I could do with getting outside and painting from real life rather than making them up all the time.  I've been meaning to paint plein air for a while now and for some reason never quite get around to it.  All paintings can be seen at

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

'Estuary Life' 15ins x 11ins Watercolour Painting

I love estuaries and the coastal features of where the river meets the sea.  We spend a fair amount of time each year around the Weston-Super-Mare area and the wide mouth of the Bristol Channel.  I suppose I should have painted there really but I'll save that one 'til later.  This painting was from my imagination.  I'd love to be in one of those boats heading for the horizon.  All my paintings can be seen at

Monday, 25 January 2010

'Seaside Cottage' 15" x 11" Watercolour Painting

I painted this one from imagination.  It's somewhere I would like to live for a while, open to the elements, maybe a little boat anchored someplace nearby.  All paintings can be seen at

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Morning in Sutton Park 7" x 5" Watercolour Painting

I painted this from a photo I took one Sunday morning in Sutton Park a few months back.  Experimenting at the moment with smaller paper and brushes.  Does a larger painting make it more sellable?  To be honest I haven't a clue.  All paintings at

Monday, 18 January 2010

Evening in New York, 7" x 5" Watercolour Painting

I love the big city skylines, especially at night.  Having painted pretty much exclusively countryside and mountains recently I felt it was time for a change.  This is my impression of New York as the sun begins to set.  I may experiment with a few more of these.  All paintings can be seen at

Sunday, 17 January 2010

'Still Waters' Watercolour Painting 15" x 11"

I was experimenting with just 2 colours for this painting.  I only used Raw Sienna and Ultramarine Blue for this one.  I think I should have cleaned the brush a little more often as most the land and trees are the same colour.  Still, another lesson learnt!  All paintings are at

'A Quiet Corner' 15" x 11" Original Watercolour Painting

This is another in a long series of imaginary paintings inspired by my travels through the English Lake District.  I must try and get up there sometime this year.  All paintings at

Saturday, 16 January 2010

'Cabin in Winter' 20" x 16" Oil Painting

I'd love to claim the credit for this composition but I must admit I painted this one following one of Bob Ross's TV shows on DVD.  He makes painting look that simple it's almost ridiculous!  All my paintings are at

Friday, 15 January 2010

'Sailing' 15" x 11" Watercolour Painting

Here's one I painted the other day.  I just made it up as I went along.  It's probably my favourite type of scene - lakes and hills with a few distant yachts.  All paintings at

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

River Cole by Cooks Lane, Original Watercolour Painting

Before the snow set in I photographed this stretch of the River Cole in Kingshurst.  Walking towards Chelmsley Wood I discovered this little scene just before Cooks Lane.  I keep meaning to go back before the snow melts.

Monday, 11 January 2010

'Babbs Mill Winter' 15" x 11" Watercolour Painting

This is a watercolour I painted of a local scene about 10 minutes from where I live of Babbs Mill lake.  I'd done a few of this location in oil and wanted to try one in watercolour.
I managed to take some lovely pictures in the snow so hopefully I'll be posting some seasonal landscapes on here soon.
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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

'Lane in Winter' 15" x 11" Watercolour Painting

I painted this watercolour from an old black and white photo I found in a book.  I've done this one recently in oil but wanted to try it in watercolour.  To be honest I don't know which one I prefer.
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Looking forward to taking lots of pictures in the snow.  I think they say this snow will be around for a least another week so plenty of opportunity to get out there.

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