Love sketching!

This sketch was a bit scrappy, it was late in the afternoon, a bit cold and the man with the drone stood right in my view. Really getting into the habit of presketching and sketching for fun. When I want to start a new painting I like to begin by…

Top tip – the iPad stand!

As technology invades our everyday life, I embrace its usefulness. I love my iPad, it has become a very important tool, from allowing me to write my blog sat cosily in front of the Aga, to standing on Dartmoor freezing my fingers off to capture a dramatic sunset. When I…

Sponging magic!

At the mention of the word Sponging all my painters hold up the smallest bit of sponge they can get their hands on, something that may have once been used for applying make up! That's not good enough! The key to good sponging is to use a broad range of…