Painting: A Dodgy Geezer

I’ve realised how much better watercolours work when you’re not so much painting with them as colouring in. I decided to draw a charming old gent that looked a bit Victorian but when I was done he looked more like a criminal of some kind, either way I wouldn’t trust him. He’s the height of […]

Painting: Alien

This picture was painted using both watercolours and ready mixed paints on top of a drawing that my sister (Paige Barstow) had done. I finished it off by using a pen to draw over some of the lines. I accidentally spilled some tomato sauce on the drawing so she thought it was ruined. Understandably, she […]

Painting: Nature Scene

Alongside getting mad at Watercolour paints and deciding that I really don’t like them I painted something else while waiting for it to dry. I really think my work lacks quality with Watercolours but I’ll find a way to use them in future to avoid it being a total waste of money. For now this […]

Painting: I Don’t Like Watercolours

Today I’ve realised how much I don’t like Watercolour paints. I started painting, just going with it and painting with them just doesn’t feel good in any way. I ended up with this weird mess: So, a pig with some underpants, some badly done trees, a spider, a really badly done rhino and some beer […]

Painting: Watercolour Early Play

I’ve bought some watercolour paints and just started doing whatever entered my head on the paper to get a feel for how they work. My first go, playing with a new toy so because the journey is where the fun is here is my early play. Once again my poor photography has left something else […]