Revisiting Mow Cop

Revisiting Mow Cop

I was contacted by a guy in October who wanted to buy a painting of mine I did some time ago. Its of a place called “Mow Cop” which is a wonderful folly high on the hills on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border overlooking the surrounding countryside. Its painted in watercolours and measures 14.5 x 10.5 inches. […]

Teal and gold calling me

Teal and gold calling me

I’ve had a frame for some years that I love, for the teal and gold colour scheme but also the distressed wood effect of it. When I had more time and life had settled down a bit I knew that I would paint a picture for it. I didn’t necessarily want an overly complicated image […]

Watering with colour

Watering with colour

The last three days have been spent joyously working on the watercolour painting commission. Its a large painting being 26 x 18 inches so all the painting is done area by area. Watercolours  are usually painted like that, rather than all in one go, and since I am copying the clients photo, the picture has to […]

Lily pad loyalties

Lily pad loyalties

Sometimes its nice to play with light and shade,  exploring shapes and negative shapes, and this painting is one of those. I wanted to capture the way that lily pads on a pond catch the late afternoon low sunlight, and float on the surface of dark waters below, so I masked off the areas that I wanted […]

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