24 May 2016



It makes a change to be putting the colour into the background rather than the subject. Life would be much easier if these dancers weren’t so muscly.

Watercolour 60cm x 40cm.

09 May 2016

A bit of skirt

A bit of skirt

The latest ‘dancer’ painting completed this week. I thought that using transparent paint would make the  skirt a lot easier than it was. Must put it on the list of things to avoid!

Watercolour 40cm x 30cm.

21 April 2016

A bit of success


“The Lady in the hat” has been awarded first prize for watercolour painting at the Nuneaton Festival of arts exhibition. The prize included this (very heavy) bronze trophy.

23 March 2016

What’s in a name?

Cockerel 2

“What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

(William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)

Thinking of the name for a painting can be taxing at times. It should be relevant to the work but also take into account a wider global audience. To the Americans it may be a Rooster but us British prefer Cock.

Watercolour 40cm x 40cm

10 March 2016

Light Relief

Light relief

This painting incorporates the complete tonal range from the darkest of darks to pure white. The only problem was the bits in between!

Watercolour 40cm x 30cm.