I have a love-hate relationship with watercolour. It’s a medium that offers beautiful, vibrant colour – and makes me want to scream. It can look effortless – yet nothing is further from the truth. It’s rapid to use and slow to master. And there is nothing like it for capturing atmosphere.
So this is a WATERCOLOUR blog for people who think they hate painting in watercolour. Or have seen too many washed-out pictures of flowers to take it seriously as a medium. Or have felt self-conscious sketching from cafe tables.
I’ll be demonstrating techniques that I have perfected – and having a go at those I haven’t! I’ll be sharing thoughts on exhibitions – and what you can learn from masters old and new. Most of all, I’ll be posting lots of work-in progress pictures, and hopefully letting you learn from my (frequent) mistakes. Let me know how you get on.
I’m a part-time artist, selling in a couple of galleries in London – but my painting time is very much stolen from the day job. I’m currently living in Paris, which helps! I love travelling and painting new places – and watercolour is of course perfect for this. Seriously, have you tried travelling far with an oil-painting set-up?