Friday, November 24, 2017


Transparent Watercolour 30.5 by 21.5 inches. 

This one was such fun to do. It's the 2nd in my new series of  portraits focusing on larger than life expressions. Most people experience a degree of natural fear when exposed to heights but for some it can be overwhelming. 

I was going to call this painting Vertigo but technically a fear of heights and a feeling you are going to fall is actually Acrophobia. Maybe I should just call it Hold on tight! Any other ideas would be very gratefully received.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Vertigo WIP

I love the moment when a face starts to appear on the paper. This is going to be the second in my larger than life series of close up faces capturing emotions. As I was painting him this morning I couldn't help but laugh because, at the moment he looks as white as a sheet!

 I am sure he is yelling out  'NOOOOo!!! What are you doing!!! Don't paint me here!!! (grin)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Finalist: Richeson 75 Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2017 Competition

I was very happy to receive an e mail this evening to let me know that both my entries, 'It's been a Hard Days Night' (Transparent Watercolour) and 'Forever and Always' (Scratchboard), have been selected as finalists in Richeson 75 Birds, Animals and Wildlife online exhibition.

The exhibition will be published online on December 1st.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New 'Paint Along with Ona' Video

I've just finished a new 'Paint Along with Ona' video. I hope you will enjoy watching and maybe even trying your own version. November is a gloomy month so creating your own light in a painting is a great way to brighten up your day. This painting would also make an awesome holiday card. So why not click on the link below, watch the video, paint your own version and send it to your friends.

Painting Light in watercolour is fun because the light is really already there in the white of the paper. All you need to paint is the dark around it and the light magically appears. Have fun!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Once Upon a Dragon

I know I usually write a 'story' with my paintings but this time, I think you all can create the story. What do you think will happen next?

'Once Upon a Dragon' Transparent Watercolour  22 by 16 inches