Gouache and watercolour on watercolour paper. 11x15in. I learned a lot from this painting but to be honest I wasn’t happy with it and may have to repaint it at some point.
I realised that I had forgotten to post the completed painting, so here it is. Better late than never! So much has happened in the last few months, where to begin to explain what I’ve been up to? That’s for another post I think.
This painting, done in gouache, will probably be my last in this series of ‘Hope Cove’ images. Hope Cove is the place where all of our summer holidays were when I was a child, so it has a special place in my heart. We also have a family reunion on the first weekend in JulyContinue reading “Allora – all alone – part one”
I have been fascinated by the view across this tiny harbour to the hill opposite for many years. Earlier this year I did a watercolour and gouache painting of the same scene, which was done in a looser style but set me off on a quest to paint the most realistic water and reflections thatContinue reading “Blue and red boat at Hope Cove”
Earlier this year I received a commission for a painting from a lovely lady in work. She wanted a painting of her husband and children on their canal boat in the Kennet & Avon Canal. She supplied the image, a photo, which was the only reference I had to work from. I used Saunders WaterfordContinue reading “Canal Boat – Jackdaw”
Hope Cove is a place very dear to my heart. Pretty much all of my childhood holidays were spent here, along with millions of my cousins and distant realtives. This annual reunion carries on every July, and in 2015 I took a photo that I always mean to make into a painting when the timeContinue reading “Hope Cove Boats”
Watercolour and gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.
I’m looking into buying a narrowboat or similar (widebeam?) to live on in the Bristol area. This might not actually come to anything, however with finances looking the way they are it might be the wisest course of events. The boat should ideally be situated in or near Bristol or Bath, so I can getContinue reading “Investigating buying a boat”