Wivenhoe, Watercolour Painting

This painting was a classroom exercise that we worked from an old black and white photograph. The challenge was the angle of the buildings, …

Tea and Biscuits Still Life

My challenge here was to replicate the wonderful pattern on my teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl, a wonderful design. But also I needed …

Jaywick Sands Beach Roses in Pastels

There are quite a few different varieties of flowers that grow on Jaywick Sands but the one that really inspired me as we walked …

The Racing Dog, Watercolours

What a happy chap this little dog is, jumping over some netting, with his ears flapping about in the breeze. I used a variety …

Ballet Dancer, Multimedia

This was part of a classroom exercise in my multimedia drawing class. Movement is always a good challenge for any artist, and here the …

Starry Night Watercolour Painting

Of course the big consideration in this painting is How Do I Paint the Stars? The versatility of watercolours allows us to use a …

1955 Fashion Illustration

Fashion figures measure 9 head heights. Many years ago, this was not the style of fashion illustrations. The figures were always too short and …

Pied Wagtail

What an inspiration this little wagtail was when I saw him land delicately on the grass in front of me. With his tail wagging …

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London in Bloom Watercolour Painting

I made a contour line graphite drawing of St Paul’s and also the large shapes of the flowers. I started painting the sky first. …

Drawing Water

Drawing water is a challenge so you need to have a plan of how you are going to achieve drawing a body of water. …

The Atmosphere of a Moody Sky

This is a¬†good¬†composition to work to: a clear perspective leading to the background, a destination on the horizon, an obvious light source, and a …

Rialto Bridge, Venice, Watercolours

I included this in my watercolour classes following a request for practice on perspective. When thinking about perspective, do not think too much. It …

The Snooker Player, Mixed Media

The purpose of this classroom exercise is to develop the learner’s ability in drawing and painting foreshortening. This is also a way to develop …