Thursday, 25 February 2016

Woman in a blue hat

In between oil painting, I have recently been doing some direct watercolour studies. With these I just paint directly on to the paper, no pencil or drawing as a guide. The aim is to do the painting directly and in one go, no further washes or additions. There needs to be a little blotting here and there to lift out some colour, otherwise it's all direct. 12x9 ins on Fabriano artistico 140 lbs paper.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

In the garden

In the garden. This is a painting of my wonderful daughter Lucy, in the garden, in London on a summer day, painted in 1998. Watercolour on paper 15x8.5 ins. My watercolour style then was a mixture of loose washes and fairly detailed in other areas.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Village street.

A street scene in a small village in Kilkenny county. Late autumn with summer hanging on. I was struck by the colour more than the scene, where nothing was happening.Watercolour on140lbs paper. 9.5x11 ins. 2007