Raphael Park Painting Afternoon

We spent a very enjoyable painting session in The Lodge at Raphael Park today. We had planned to paint in the open air but …

Finding Inspiration

You do not have to look far to find inspiring subject matter. This is a painting of a wall tile in my kitchen. I was …

Ardleigh House Garden, 20th June 2017

There is nothing like going out and painting and drawing in the open air. The experience is wonderful and today was no exception. Using …

Southend Five Boats June 10th 2017

On a recent mini break to Southend, I saw these five boats. It was as if somebody had set them up for a composition. …

Painting a Diamond,1st May 2017

When you look at a diamond you see lots of reflections and geometric shapes. When drawing a diamond, you have to follow that pattern …

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Painting A Ship’s Structure

This painting looks nothing like the original photograph I used as a reference, a photograph which was taken in Auckland Harbour by one of …

Floral Art

The considerations:- Edging – leave the edge of petals the colour of the paper. Curls on leaves and petals – where two lines cross …

Painting a Slowly Moving Steam Train

The pertinent points of this painting: repetition of shape, vertical lines, horizontal lines, numbering/lettering, ellipses and in this particular exercise a very clear one …

Painting a Snow Scene using Watercolours

Watercolours are the perfect medium for painting snow. The subtleness of watercolour tones and then the intenseness of watercolour tones can work dynamically together …

Painting Food

As with paintings of children, paintings of food has its own unique attraction. From a simple piece of bread to a festive feast, paintings …

Painting and Drawing Children

Following a request from one of my learners regarding how to paint children I have put together a short series of lessons as an …