A day in Lincolnshire

I’ve been busy over the past week or so, running my courses at West Norfolk Arts Centre, and preparing new work for my Christmas Open Studio that will be taking place on the 7th – 9th December. Much more of that nearer the time, but on Friday of last week I travelled up to Unique Cottage Studios near Spalding to tutor a watercolour day for them.
The theme was bringing light into your paintings, and the group spent what was I hope a pleasant day sploshing watercolour freely onto their paper, making lively brush-marks and leaving plenty of light!
I did a demonstration painting during the day and you can see it here. A simple composition, based on one of Rowland Hilder’s paintings, but it included a decent bit of sky, some foreground, barns and trees, so it ticked most of the watercolour landscape boxes.

Demonstration painting at Spalding
Demonstration watercolour which I did at my recent workshop in Spalding

Incidentally, if you’re interested in Rowland Hilder’s style of painting, I will be tutoring a workshop on that theme next year. Friday 15th March 2013, at Windrush near Burford, Oxfordshire. More details on my website Learnwatercolour.com.