The Autumn colours are coming out in all their glory at the moment! It was beautiful over at Chateau La Hulpe in October, and up in the Lake District last weekend. I’m still using the blobs – mainly because as well as giving a pleasing effect they are also quite quick to do which means…
Big City postcards
London calling.. Hong Kong walking trails – I tried to do all the hikes in Hong Kong while I was living there, but there are just too many! The Dragons Back trail has to be one of my favourites. Shanghai watercolour sketches
One final painting for this month -a larger version of my Bristol painted houses postcard:
Another acrylic version of one of the watercolours I did of the view from the Shard.
My parents have moved back to the Lakes up North in England and are so happy in their new home! I visited them for a couple of weeks last month, so I still have more paintings that I want to do of the area and their view especially, but here are my first few attempts..
View from the Shard
Last week I went up the Shard to check out the view. It was a bit of a muggy day so I’ve tried to capture that greeny brown smoginess in the postcards I’ve done of it.
High tea in Stone and views from the London Midland train
The views from the Midland train from London to Stone are really pretty! Wish I’d taken more photos. And being in Stone was lovely too – I had high tea at the Moddershall Oaks and a proper catch up with Ro.
Plymouth Harbour (For Caroline)
My beautiful friend Caroline asked me to paint a photo of Plymouth Harbour (near where she now lives) for her birthday. I finally finished it at the beginning of this year, making it the last painting I did before I started suffering from RSI.
After going through a somewhat traumatizing break-up, I picked up my paints for the first time in ages and did a copy of a card I’d bought in Greenwich market. It started badly (I did the island in the middle first), but I really like how the background turned out, and in a fit of…