05 March 2015

"Horny Old Man" off to Finland

No, I'm not going on my holidays, it's only this painting. The second one to be purchased by a couple from Finland. Now, what shall I paint to fill the gap on our dining room wall?

"Horny Old Man"
Watercolour 40cm x 40cm

21 February 2015



It’s been raining today so here is a painting to show that there is a bright side to inclement weather. Whilst walking the dog this morning we stopped and had a chat with these two ladies. They didn’t moan about the rain but did say it was a little chilly.

Watercolour 40cm x 30cm.

17 February 2015


Lynn Elephant

I completed this painting last October. The picture was bought to give as a present for a special birthday therefore it could not be shown before. What amazing animals.

Watercolour 60cm x 40cm

15 February 2015

Novissimo autem hircus

Goat 4

The fourth and last goat in the present set. Whilst I always enjoy painting goats it will be nice to have a change to another topic. I think I feel a bum coming on!

Watercolour 30cm x 20cm

12 February 2015

Extreme Impressionism?

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What’s that then? No, I didn’t know either until Axarquia Art held a workshop on the subject. After some research it seemed to boil down to using very bright colours and slapping on lots of paint, nice and thick. Whilst the concept seemed quite alien to me after working in watercolour for so long I found that I really enjoyed the experience. Looking at the final outcome I realise that I perhaps should have gone for bolder colours but it was certainly slapped on – it will take ages to dry! The images above show three examples of work by people who know what they are doing and my effort, the one which links to the original picture.