Watercolour Studies

As an artist one is always driven to improve ones technique.

Even though you might not always feel like having the time, it is vital to practice and paint as much as you can to improve your skills.

I have recently done some studies on shadows and light, trying to improve my own techniques. Below are two examples:

The top painting is my version from an original watercolour by Alvaro Castagnet and bottom is my take of a painting by Joseph Zbukvic.

In painting, like everything else in life, you never stop learning!



I am currently watching the Sky Arts series of “Landscape Artist of the Year 2015”. So I thought I would have a go at the 4 hour painting challenge. In fact Heike my wife gave me the challenge. It is quite tough to be given a scene one has never seen before and still produce a painting true to one’s style.

Ortakoy Mosque - Istanbul

Ortakoy Mosque – Istanbul

Here you can see my finished painting which is of Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul adapted from a photo found on Pinterest .

This and a couple of other new paintings I have done recently have been added to the Gallery where you can find them under Watercolours.