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 …

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 …

A Rainy Day in London

A rainy scene through a café window. What a great challenge for my watercolour learners. Although the scene is distorted, it is still clear …

A Snowy Day in London

This was my Christmas card for this year. I drew the lampposts and the railing, I used a ruler for this. I drew in …

The Antique Shop

This sort of internal scene in a shop has a fascination for me. The shapes, the colours, the subject matter, the varied age of …

Mam Tor Under Snow, Acrylics on mdf

A snow scene that is bereft of all signs of life or movement does not give any scope for using other elements to enhance …

Chinese Cherry Blossom

The worm’s eye view perspective in this scene is accentuated by the wonderful shapes and curve of the pagodas tiers, therefore, it is important …