April 2021

Hummingbird and Hibiscus

Always a favourite, the hummingbird makes his appearance today in a new coat of many colours! An imagination of a hummingbird, enjoying his favourite treat, the nectar from the hibiscus flower! Many of you will be living in parts of the world where these lovely flowers grow in abundance, and when I lived in the […]

Hummingbird and Hibiscus Read More »


Another pretty blue flower which blooms in profusion here all around our house and along the roadsides is the Forget-me-not. Although the flowers are tiny and unassuming, I thought they would make a pretty painting, using watercolour pencils for the flowers, and paint for the leaves. This is the first time I’ve tried a technique

Forget-me-nots Read More »

Shakespeare’s Flowers

“I’ll sweeten thy sad grave: thou shalt not lack the flower that’s like thy face, pale primrose, nor the azured hare-bell, like thy veins.”– Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene 2 I decided on a whim today to paint a sprig of bluebells. They must be flowering in England, I thought. One of the things I miss

Shakespeare’s Flowers Read More »

Line and Wash

I often use line in my watercolour paintings, in the form of calligraphic marks towards the end, which I feel help bring the work to life. But recently I’ve rediscovered an interest in the actual process of line and wash, using either pen and ink or watercolour pencil and wash. In the effort to get

Line and Wash Read More »

Excitement in the Studio!

Yesterday I tried out something completely new and I realised how easy it is to become stuck in a rut when it comes to painting! I came across by chance on Facebook a group which was set up for people who paint in watercolour on CANVAS! I was amazed to think that you could do

Excitement in the Studio! Read More »

Close up with a Chaffinch

I was working on a YouTube video yesterday when suddenly there was a thud on the French door window next to my desk. I looked up, and to my dismay and despite the bird cutouts on the window to help prevent this, I realised that a small bird had mistakenly flown into the glass and

Close up with a Chaffinch Read More »

Shopping Basket
Scroll to Top