Winsor & Newton – update

A few people have told me they can’t find me on W&N, or even the featured artists section itself. The UK version sometimes works differently to the USA version of the site, but on both sites you need to click on Community and then Featured Artists. I am now listed on both the UK and US sites. This link should work


4 thoughts on “Winsor & Newton – update

  1. Thanks for the link to the W&N sight with your work. I think you told Swatch how you got that house to GLOW, but I don’t remember what you said. It really is beautiful as are all your other watercolors.


    1. Thanks Carol. The glow comes from the white paper shining through the paint which was applied very thinly in these areas. But it only appears to glow because everything around it is dark – that’s the secret! It also helps using a palette of bright transparent pigments, in this case I think the yellow was Winsor Yellow (or possibly my other favourite Quinacridone Gold), together with Antwerp Blue and Winsor Red or possibly Quinacridone Magenta.
      My colour palette changes all the time, so I can rarely remember exactly which colours I used. It’s good to experiment! But it’s always based on a red, yellow and blue, with one or two possible “guest” colours. I like to keep things simple, and the fewer colours you use, the better a painting hangs together. I do admire the colourists who can use dozens of different colours in one painting and still make it work. Suffice to say, I am not one of them.


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