After many decades working commercially in a wide range of styles both conventional and digital, but, I now enjoy painting predominantly in watercolour. In my opinion, it is the perfect medium for capturing landscapes; whether en plein air or for adding a splash of colour to a sketch in a travel journal.
My passion for sketching and watercolour was rekindled on a solo motorcycle trip I made overland from England to Kathmandu, Nepal. I kept an illustrated journal throughout the 7 month trip which became the blue-print for my Illustrated book ‘Tea with Bin Laden’s brother” – a cult classic in Adventure Motorcycling circles!
During your painting vacation in the south of France, I’ll be really encouraging you to work on composition and lighting to give your painting that certain extra something. The pure light here is perfect for giving your painting a dramatic feel – which I love. Deep blue skies, colourful facades and the sparkling water of Mediterranean lagoons, as well as cool shadows and dappled shade in a sleepy Mediaeval square.
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