My Process

A mini selection of videos from my Youtube page that offer insight into my process using watercolours and sketching. I tend to use regular fineliners, Moleskine Watercolour Art books and paints from WHSmith, Deep Deep Light and Derwent. Whatever your kit, you can start sketching and enjoy. It needn't cost the earth and a lot of my work uses very simple watercolour tubes and pens such as these from Paperchase

The Derwent Inktense paint palette

This time lapse piece really helps illustrate just how vibrant these paints are but also serves to show that with my line and wash technique, flow, rhythm and white space are key considerations. For those of you who know Birmingham, you might well recognise this scene just a short walk from New Street station. Strong perspective and lots of depth to interest the wandering eye.

The Baltic Sketching Festival July 2021

An edited version of my one hour online demo session at the Baltic Sketching festival. 

My planned session, 'Fast and fluid city sketching', covered of a range of topics to help beginners and the more experienced get to grips with quick mark making and capturing scenes with continuous line sketching for free and expressive line work. 

Continuous line sketching

The antidote to creative sketching blocks and indeed the technique I now use regularly to keep scenes simplified and fluid

This video shows the process in full flow.

Painting with 'Deep Deep Light' watercolours 

In early 2021 I was gifted a set of beautiful watercolours from Latvia and now use them regularly.

This video shows my technique of a Bath, Somerset scene

Postcard sketching

One of my real joys is making and sending original painted watercolours. Here's my quick line sketch on watercolour postcard paper.

Keep watching for a link to the painting video

Dark postcard skies

Another postcard example, this quick video explores my fluid watercolour application. Lots of dark tones colliding amongst a lot of water

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