Wednesday 30 April 2014

3 years of plein air bluebells

Left to right, 2011, 2013, 2014

My plein air bluebells are getting brighter...

Wolverton Blue

The plein air season has begun! And what better way to mark it than with a bluebell wood. This one is Brock Copse near Wolverton.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Tuesday 22 April 2014

More watercolour practice - Cornish Copse

Cornish Copse 1, 2 and 3 (all A6)

Cornish Copse 4 (7 x 9.5 inches)

Four little watercolour sketches from our recent stay in Cornwall. While they were done from life, I was cosily ensconced indoors.

Monday 7 April 2014

Three watercolours of Corfe Castle

I actually made something approaching a New Year's resolution this year: to improve my watercolour skills.

To that end, I have resorted to photographs from the family album of our holiday near Corfe Castle last year. The photogenic ruins of the castle itself are the common theme.
Detail of the second sketch