Tuesday, 31 December 2019

upcoming workshop - the magic of painting outside

The magic of painting outside - watercolour workshop

In this 2 day workshop I cover watercolour painting and pen drawing techniques, the tricks of aerial and linear perspective, how to choose a subject and compostion.
I teach a range of skills that will help you head out on your own with confidence.
We'll sketch mountains, lakes, and buildings and you'll go home with many completed sketches.

$250pp. Maximum 6 people.
You will need your own materials.

Please note ... painting outside is weather dependant! If the weather turns out to be unsuitable, this workshop will take place at the Wanaka Arts Centre, with time venturing outside as much as we can. 

Next workshop
Sat 1 and Sun 2 February 2020
9am to 4pm
Location : Wanaka, New Zealand. Meeting spot decided 2 days before the workshop.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

little huts

Hiker's Hut, Spanish Pyrenees

It seems like all the rainy and windy weather we've been having has been making me think of little hiking huts, far away in the hills, in the middle of nowhere :-)

These little paintings are available for sale at http://www.walden.co.nz/artwork_for_sale.htm


Boathouse, Lysefjord, Norway


Happy in the sunshine


Taking time out



Friday, 6 December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

pyrenees lookout : painting video



One of our favourite picnic spots in the Pyrenees painted here with a stormy sky. Music "Remember" by David Walden. Materials... Lamy Safari fountain pen. EF nib. DeAtramentis Document Ink. Paper - Fabriano Artistico, cold pressed. Brushes - Escoda Perla no.10. AS Handover no.2. Paints - MaimeriBlu, Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton Colours - the list of my palette is on my blog under Tips & Techniques (above)



Tuesday, 3 December 2019

painting birds in watercolour and collage : class photos

Piwakawaka / New Zealand Fantails : student paintings

Fantastic Saturday with 8 lovely students learning to paint birds in watercolour, ink and collage. In the morning we all painted my favourite bird, the Piwakawaka. In the afternoon students chose their own bird and ventured bravely out on their own.

The finished paintings were absolutely beautiful. And the day was so much fun! Thank you wonderful people for a truly great day.

Next class will be in January 2020 ... painting flowers in ink and watercolour. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to be notified of details.


Adding watercolour to a pencil drawing


Adding watercolour to a pencil drawing 

Adding details with ink and collage


Adding details with a tiny brush


Having fun with lovely colours and soaring wings


Adding collage elements

Adding collage to a Quail's wing

Cutting out collage elements