Colours in my Palette: Earth colours

May 13, 2020 | 6 Comments

Today I finally get a chance to discuss my favourite group of paints – the earth pigments! In fact, it was earth colours which started my journey into the world of pigments many years ago. Because of the difference between Daniel Smith Burnt Sienna (PBr7) and Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna (PR101) I began to...


Europe 20V: A week in Umbria

May 11, 2020 | 4 Comments
Travel Sketching

Last week I had a more relaxed week in terms of my virtual sketching trip based in the tiny town of Montone, Umbria.  I spent the week roughly going through the itinerary for the Palladian Odyssey Umbrian Tour and doing a number of quick loose sketches. It’s much harder to create lively sketches when working...