Top Sketch Book Tips – Drawing with a brush

Drawing with a brush

Tip 4 Limited Palette Why don’t you try Drawing with a brush and paint with one colour or a limited palette instead of using a pencil. You will achieve a quality of line that will vary in thickness.  This will make your brush strokes look far more interesting. You will also become more confident about … Read more

The Needle’s Eye Painting

Needle's Eye

Newbiggen by the Sea A few weeks ago I was asked by one of my clients to paint a specific view of the Needle’s Eye. This unusual rock formation is situated at the south part of the beach at Newbiggen by the Sea on the Northumbrian coast. There are so many stunning places to paint … Read more

Arthur Melville

Arthur Melville

Arthur Melville TIP 3 Be Inspired! If I’m ever feeling dry, I will spend a couple of hours browsing through my reference books of paintings by some of the great exponents of watercolour. Some of my favourites are Winslow Homer, Sir William Russell Flint and Joseph Mallord William Turner. More recently I’ve been studying John Singer … Read more

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet Lucky Day Productions have been filming a new series for BBC 2 called Show Me The Monet. Artists from around the country were invited to submit a piece of art to be judged by a hanging committee of renowned art experts to then be shown to the public at the Royal … Read more

Sketchbook Tips

Sketchbook Tips

Watercolour Paints Whether you are a keen painter or simply a beginner who has been given a box of watercolour paints for Christmas, here are my top 10 Sketchbook Tips to help improve your sketchbook work. Drawing is and always will be the main foundation of my creative process. Many visual artists and painters do rely … Read more

Painting on Location

Painting on Location

Watercolour One of the most satisfying and rewarding disciplines I do as a painter is Painting on Location. I like to get up early to capture the early morning light in watercolour. Over the last couple of years I’ve been fortunate to spend a week in Norfolk over the summer with my family, following in … Read more