Wednesday 21 September 2022

painting waves


how to paint waves in watercolors

Last month when I asked my patrons for feedback, I had an overwhelming request for seascapes :-)

And sooooo ... next months lessons are going to all be about the sea! To start you off is this skills lesson on how I paint waves - big crashing waves and little ripples onto the beach.

There's so much to learn when painting seascapes - wet-on-wet techniques, charging in with colours, hard and soft edges, how to reserve whites, how to give the feeling of movement and capture light and drama. I'm looking forward to these lessons already.

Saturday 17 September 2022

sketching a lavender field in france


A happy me sketching lavender in France in July 2022

In July Harrison at Perigord Retreats filmed me painting their beautiful lavender field. So much fun to be painting outside in lovely morning light and have someone else be thinking about all the technical stuff. I'm even in front of the camera for once - rather unusual for me ;-)

This full lesson is available for free on YouTube (so feel free to share!).

Monday 5 September 2022

painting holiday in france - may 2023


I'm going back to France in May 2023

In May 2023 I'm planning to go back to wonderful Perigord Retreats to guide another small group on a painting holiday in France. Based on the last trip I guided there, I can honestly say this will be an experience of a lifetime!

We will have 9 days for a beautiful blend of studio time, delightful excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! We will travel into the lovely countryside to paint and visit some of the most scenic towns in Southern France. We will spend time painting and picnicking along the Dordogne River and throughout the valley.

Update January 2023 : We only have one room left.