New paintings for my Open Studio

Winter Trees at Sunset
The Edge of the Wood – December. Watercolour 14ins x 10ins
As I usually do at this time of the year, I will shortly be having an Open Studio weekend. An opportunity for you to visit me here in Dersingham and have a look at the studio and the paintings I’ve been doing. You can see one of them here, but I’ve got several others up my sleeve!
This year I have joined together with a number of other Dersingham artists and craft-workers to form the Dersingham Art & Crafts Trail. You can have a wander round seven different studios, plus see an exhibition of childrens artwork at the Dersingham Junior School.
The dates are Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December, 10am – 4pm each day. I hope you can make it.

A Lake District Scene in Norfolk

My weekly watercolour students have been working away during the two Thursday sessions that I tutor at West Norfolk Arts Centre, Castle Rising.
After the view of Wells-next-the-sea which we started the term with we moved on to the Lake District with this study of a painting by the artist William Heaton Cooper, whose family still run a popular gallery in Grasmere.
There’s always lots to learn from studying the work of masters of watercolour, and with this painting we paid careful attention to how Heaton Cooper’s brushwork described the shape and form of the landscape. Realistic but impressionistic at the same time.

A view of the Langdale mountains in the style of William Heaton Cooper
A view of the Langdale mountains in the Lake District, in the style of William Heaton Cooper