Tuesdays class

A nice three hour long watercolour session which meant we didn’t have to rush to get something finished. Today everyone worked from the same reference – one of my photos along the Towy in the snow. It was a nice subtle picture to work from and involved wet into wet work to begin with – […]

Kidwelly Quay- a birding day

Kidwelly Quay is quite a special place for me both as an artist and a bird watcher. It is not always especially picturesque and can be pretty bleak on wintery days but always, no matter what the weather, has something new to offer. The light can be pretty spectacular and the estuary habitat is home […]

Back to the snow

We are going to work from some of the photos I took along the Towy next week. I’ve already had a go in oils so today I did a few watercolour studies to work out colours and a method of tackling the subject. In some respects oils are easier because you can make changes as […]

A walk on the Wye

Not a bad day for an outing considering what has been before this month. We had a short easy walk upsteam along the Wye at Builth Wells in Powys. It was a bit bleak but it is January after all.


The weather has been pretty miserable today. Although there’s still plenty of snow on the ground the light has been poor. I’m using some of my recent reference material and working in oil- I’ve posted some new paintings.