Springtime blossoms

Springtime blossoms

Spring is here, it’s official! So here’s a painting that features bluebells, carpeting the woodland floor like drifting smoke. This was painted during May, in a lucky year when the hawthorn bushes were covered in white blossoms at the same time as the...
Favourite Painter 1 – Ivon Hitchens

Favourite Painter 1 – Ivon Hitchens

This a painting by Ivon Hitchens, an English 20th century painter. He painted lots of these panoramic and almost abstract landscapes. His broad brushstrokes and muted colours make his work immediately distinctive. He isn’t well know outside of the art world and...
Favourite pigments

Favourite pigments

In the best ‘Smash Hits’ interview tradition, here’s a few of my favourite colours… French Ultrmarine My most used blue. It’s ideal for skies. Add one of the brown pigments for a cool gray. Can be added to almost any colour to knock it...