the early stage of a painting as it emerges from the paper surface in front of you. Sadly, this is rarely sustained and as the work progresses I find the result never quite meets my expectations and goes downhill from there on in! Maybe it's to do with the potential a piece of work has and this can never be fully realised. Here is a detail from my latest watercolour study of St Leonard's Church in Sherfield English near Romsey Hampshire. Built in 1902/3 it replaced an earlier church which was pulled down due to its insecurity. The drawing was made from a colour site sketch and photographs taken on the day.
Posted on 28 November 2020
Broadway Tower is a Georgian folly situated in the Cotswolds just south west of Chipping Campden. It was the brainchild of the garden designer Capability Brown and designed by the architect James Wyatt and completed in 1798. 290 x 440mm on Saunders Waterford 140Ib Cold Pressed paper.
Posted on 16 November 2020
Watercolour painting showing the south/rear elevation of the stately
home at Hinton Ampner near Alresford Hampshire. Not a particularly
noteworthy building which replaced an earlier Tudor house and is noted more today for its gardens. Originally
built in 1790 it was extensively remodeled in 1867 and then again in the
Neo-Georgian style you see today in 1936. Badly damaged in a fire in
1960 it was restored to its original 1936 appearance. 320 x 470mm on
140Ib Arches cold pressed paper.
Posted on 30 October 2020
Work in progress showing a watercolour painting of the 18th century mansion house at Stourhead in Wiltshire. This piece was put together from my initial sketch done on location and numerous photographs and online references. 295 x 550mm on Arches NOT 140Ib watercolour paper
Posted on 03 October 2020