Watercolours are created in three different approaches:  Sketchbook Work, almost exclusively from ‘life’, is created on smaller scale watercolour sheets.  Portfolio Projects working from photos and sketches are created in the studio and posted here under standard Categories.  Large scale watercolours, usually on 300gm stretched Arches, cut off from 1.1m rolls are posted as Premier work.

photo of a painting of Grosse Spitskop Namibia

Premier, Category and Sketchbook work is for sale either as originals or Limited Edition High Resolution Prints.

Premier Work

Large scale watercolours are completed on 300gm Arches Hot or Cold pressed, cut off and pressed from a roll 1100mm wide.  Watercolour washes are applied with a big, fat Raphaël Petit Gris squirrel hair mop and a 1″ sable flat brush.

  • Premier Work

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Portfolio

Work grouped by category.  Most of this work has been completed in the studio, usually on 610 x 460mm Arches Hot or Cold Pressed sheets.

  • Animals

    0

  • Architecture

    8

  • Daily Life

    3

  • Figures

    4

  • Landscape

    7

  • Portraits

    2

  • Rivers

    15

  • Seascape

    13

  • Still-life

    5

Collections

Collections for particular topics, often completed in a particular calendar year.  The 2023 project was all about False Bay.

  • False Bay

    11

  • Helderberg Basin

    1

  • Lanzerac Wine Estate

    1

  • Lourens River

    12

  • Radloff Park

    5

Sketchbook

Work produced in the field or the studio, usually at a smaller scale, usually at a blissfully leisurely pace but now and again with timing down to minutes to spare.  Each watercolour representing a small adventure.

There are some favourite places like The Pipe, Helderberg Peak and Ladybrand Road (S708).  I also present work from a six year project of painting one watercolour a day.

  • Cityscape Sketchbook

    2

  • Ebb and Flow

    12

  • Figures Sketchbook

    5

  • Fruit Sketchbook

    6

  • Helderberg Sketchbook

    3

  • Hiking Gear

    7

  • Kalk Bay Sketchbook

    1

  • Karoo Sketchbook

    1

  • Ladybrand Road Sketchbook

    14

  • Pets Sketchbook

    1

  • Portrait Sketchbook

    9

Sketchbook Print Packs

So many of the sketchbook paintings are smaller and lend themselves to “wall hangings” – framing well and grouping the prints on your wall.

  • Sketchbook Print Packs

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