Paint-along with Paul

Paint-along with Paul, well this was certainly something new that I did this week. This live event has been something that I have been planning for sometime. I enjoy live painting sessions. Firstly they really get the adrenalin flowing. Secondly…

Preparing to Paint a Montage of Garden Birds

Garden-bird-watercolour-painting-by-Paul-Hopkinson

Preparing to paint this montage of garden birds was quite a complex process. I therefore thought I would write it up for anyone else who may be considering a similar project.

Using Watercolour to Paint Detail

Step by step tutorial on painting a peacock in watercolour

Should you follow my work you will know I like using watercolour to paint realistic detail.  However, the traditional way of using watercolour is to apply it wet in wet in a very loose style.

I can’t Draw! Does this mean I can’t Paint?

how to easily draw and paint in watercolour. Using graphite backed paper to trace a reference drawing.

How do you paint in watercolour if you can’t draw? This can be a real hang up for people who think, if they can’t draw, they can’t paint. It is almost like you can’t be an artist and you are not allowed to paint…

All About Snow and Kingfishers

Snow in our garden

We’ve had a week focused on the weather. Unfortunately North Devon is not really set up for dealing with snow. Consequently things do tend to grind to a halt! My work fortunately enables me to stay at…