Art · Watercolour

Misty Blue Mountains

Misty Blue Mountains - NB
Misty Blue Mountains

Monochrome landscapes in indigo watercolour. Mountains interest me at the moment. Maybe it’s because I’m off to Scotland in a few weeks and we’re going to be surrounded by lovely hills, mountains and lochs…

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Peaks - NB
Indigo Blue Peaks
Hills & Valleys - NB
Hills & Valleys

I decided to keep my mountain watercolour landscapes very simple – simple shapes, shadows and colour. My blue mountains have been glued into my watercolour sketchbook. The smaller landscapes above are a mixture of Prussian Blue and Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue).

I first started to experiment with mixed media art in the spring of 2014. I bought a few books and started to try out some of the techniques. It was during this process that I very quickly discovered I love watercolour paint. However, I carried on with my mixed media experiments and it’s only now (3 years later) that I’ve made a conscious decision to develop my love of watercolour paint.

As far as art goes, watercolour painting is my first love. Whether I ever become any good at it is another matter entirely… but perhaps that’s not really what’s important. What’s important is that painting with watercolours is something I love doing and find enormously relaxing and therapeutic…

Monochrome · Nature · Photography

Fading Summer

Today I’ve had a little play in Photoshop and I’ve processed an image in three different ways…

Classic black and white:

Fading Summe 1

Desaturated and lightly textured:

Fading Summer 2

A soft dreamy sepia tone with a subtle texture:

Fading Summer 3

I like them all – I love the simple classic lines and tones of the black and white, I love the delicate tones of the middle one and I love the soft warm sepia tones of the last.

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein

By The Sea · Photography

Vintage Mousehole

Mousehole in B & W Textured

This is the beautiful little fishing village of Mousehole, in Cornwall, UK. It’s very old fashioned and uncommercialiized, it has lovely old buildings and very narrow streets. The harbour is beautiful too. I’ve converted it to a sepia toned image and added some vintage textures too.