venerdì 30 settembre 2011



acorns ii
watercolour wash # 90
work in progress 2 inital "wet in wet" washes with initial pencil sketch 


"acorns i"
watercolour wash # 89
"wet in wet" no pencil  small amount of glazing when dry of quin gold 

 a couple of small  autumn washes  /studies from life 
transparent yellow , windsor blue, quin gold +  raw umber  W&N palettes 
 23 x 30.5 cm fabriano  aristico 

giovedì 22 settembre 2011

watercolour wash # 88


watercolour wash # 88
23 x 30,5 cm Fabriano artistic 300g/m2 in progress to finish ... "wet in wet"
cyan + umb + yellow orche + raw umber

domenica 18 settembre 2011


The My 7 Links Project was generated by TripBase to "unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavour to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again." Bloggers list their Top 7 Links in the following categories...

My 7 Links Project
Your most beautiful post
– Your most 
popular post
– Your most 
controversial post
– Your most 
helpful post
– A post whose 
success surprised you
– A post you feel 
didn’t get the attention it deserved
– The post that you are most 
proud of
...and then Bloggers tag others and so it goes on.

Thankyou Katharyn Ragan of Studio at the Farm  blog  for tagging me for this project 


prehaps collectively my 100 watercolour washes challenge posts which are grouped together in "100 washes page" have been the most inspiring and stimulating  not always beautiful but definately my  favorite  posts

watercolour wash # 26

" watercolour wash #24"

My most popular post 

This post has received the most comments 

the following  posts are a few of  the "popular posts" listed by google   




My most controversial post 

As  I  write very little with each post I feel I don't have a controversial post ............I hope my sketches, studies and watercolours speak for themselves .....I often post a painting with just the title   ... a visual diary of my work in progress ... good , bad  , unfinished , finished  ...I value everyone who takes the time to leave a comment 

My most helpful post  

A couple of posts that have inspired fellow bloggers 


Irina asked if she could copy my painting as a learning exercise last week ..have a look at her beautiful painting ... irina's painting and stuff blog.

"watercolour wash # 30"

Rhonda carpenter  "WATERCOLOUR and WORDS" blog was inspired by the effects created with salt of watercolour wash # 30 she tried the same approach here is a link to Rhonda's wash   

The post who's success surprised me

The following posts from workshops and exercises inspired by watercolour books have far the most hints  

"Jean Haines watercolour with life workshop" 

"Watercolour by  Jean Morelle Rosehips inspired by Ewa Karpinkska step by step" 

"woodland scene inspired by The Atmospheric Landscape The Tao of Watercolour by Jeanne Carbonetti"

The post I feel didn't get the attention it deserved 
I made a slide show of a few paintings of old doors at the very beginning of my blog as the images have disappearred  I thought I 'd post a couple of them here.

"old door latch"
special thanks to  Kay Smith for the reference photo

"old door handle "
special thanks to  Kay Smith for the reference photo 

The post I am most proud of first solo watercolour exhibition a couple of paintings from the show  


Finally, my seven  nominated artists to take part in the 7 Links Project are 7 artist ... my " fellow washers"  a wonderful group of artist who i've enjoyed  partIcipating with in the One Hundred Wash challenge  over the last year :.... thankyou all !  

giovedì 15 settembre 2011



watercolour wash # 86
indian yellow + colbalt turq + windsor blue +quin magenta 
"wet in wet"
fabriano 300 g /m2
23 x 30,5cm of a  few initial  olive sketches /washes painted from life as part of the 100 washes challenge .

venerdì 9 settembre 2011

japanese anemones


"japanese anemone" 
initial watercolour wash
Fabriano 300g/m2


"japanese anemone + flower buds" 
watercolour sketch
Sanders 300g/m2  1/2 sheet 


"japanese anemone ii"
WIP watercolour wash

 ...... it was a treat to share a day painting together with  friends Jean Haines , Lindsay Berry  and Helen when I was over in the UK earlier this week with my daughters visiting my family. Jean's garden is a "picture" .... the day went far too quickly painting flowers  from life  in Jean's studio .Thankyou Jean.