A Windy Day Down at the Coast

For this exercise you will need watercolour paints, watercolour pencils and graphite pencils, as well as an eraser and all your other usual painting …

Drawing an Inspiring Tree

In the middle of a council car park outside the local polyclinic. Not really the place you would expect to see a tree of …

Painting a Cupcake

Within this exercise, there are various watercolour techniques to practice and develop. Painting a strawberry, this involves a palette from yellow, cadmium red (yellow …

Painting Peas in a Pod

This is a Good Way to practice your colour mixing skills. To mix your own greens you can use any natural pigment blue with …

Painting Lace

Painting lace is the perfect way to practice Negative Space Painting. This is not a quick process, so one that you can enjoy completing …

In the Snowy Clearing

Painting a snow scene is a good way to practice your painting skills and more importantly it is great fun. When you add a …

Painting Rust

This has to be one of my favourite subjects to paint. The amount of colours you can see in rust make it a fantastic …

Painting a Moving Sports Car

Make a drawing of the car. This car is on a diagonal, which is an advantage when suggesting the principle of movement. Draw in …

Painting Purple Irises in Acrylics

Decide on the layout you are going to use for this painting. Although the photograph we are using as a reference is landscape, I …

Snowy Night in London

Snowy night scenes, especially of Central London, have a wonderful appeal.  For this particular scene, I made a sketch of the street lamps, the …

Littlehampton Harbour

Never visited Littlehampton before but now I have been I cannot fail to go back again and again. Some of the views and scenes …

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 …