An Original Watercolour
The first watercolour I did was from the top of the 365 Calvari steps with the town of Pollenca in the distance. The steps are lined with picturesque properties and cypress trees which cast shadows across the steps.
I wasted no time in producing a second sketchbook painting, this time of the client’s property. Mid morning sunlight created interesting shadows to help frame the building.
Visit our Ponteland Gallery to see more paintings of Mallorca.
I’ve recently been commissioned to paint a client’s holiday home in Mallorca, a very attractive Mediterranean island. To be able to paint the property with greater insight, we felt it would be best to stay for several days to enable me to do some sketchbook watercolours, not just of the property, but also the small […]
Grey Street Painting This week saw me reach another landmark birthday, I’m now 60 years old. I have to say that I’m grateful to God that I’ve been blessed with 60 years to date. However, compared to my 60th, my 50th birthday was more of a year of contemplation and challenge. In 2011 when I […]
A dream Last year I had a dream where I was underwater. There were all kinds of fish swimming around. I seemed to be aware that there were two people walking on the surface of the water. When I woke up, I decided to paint the scene for a painting project whilst the image was […]
Artist Support Pledge At the beginning of May I was alerted to the Artist Support Pledge through artist and friend Adebanji Alade. After seeing his posts on Facebook and Instagram about the scheme I decided to do the same. I began to upload some of my smaller watercolours onto social media platforms and make them […]
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner Grey Street in Newcastle has been described by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as the finest curved street in Europe. I never tire of sitting down to capture its fine sweeping curve and Georgian columns in all seasons. You can see a number of limited edition prints of Newcastle’s Grey Street including […]
There is no shortage of subject matter to paint on our painting holidays in Italy.
We stay at the 5* luxury accomodation Chiesa del Carmine, a beautifully restored church and country villa, so even if its a rainy day, there are plenty of things to paint indoors.
On our last holiday some of the guests and I painted four terracotta pots that were placed on the floor by a window. I was taken by the effect of light catching the eclipses and the colour of the pots.
This watercolour has been inspired by those studies.