Category Archives: Watercolour

Painting of the Year 2014 – New Horizons: A Ceiling Painting

After what has been a progressively uncomfortable year, I have both pleasure and relief in revealing a painting which has been the product of much thought, deliberation and soul-searching in the quest for a meaningful direction for my future: I … Continue reading

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New York Calling: September 2012 Painting of the Month

Washington Arch, New York, 2012, watercolour on paper 40 x 30 inches After the dullest British summer in living memory, I begin to understand why landscape painters often used titles to describe the weather or to make excuses for light … Continue reading

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All At Sea : July 2012 Painting of the Month

Historic Rivalry – J-Class Yachts Ranger & Hanuman, 200924 x 40 inches / 60 x 100 cm The last week in June saw the first gathering of the fabulous J-Class yachts in British waters since the America’s Cup Jubilee in … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee Pageant: June 2012 Painting of the Month

The Procession of the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant, 2012 24 x 40 inches / 60 x 102 cm Not being a person who likes to miss out on a spectacle, I was thrilled to be able to witness at first … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding – Westminster Abbey

(Half-scale Maquette) Westminster Abbey – The Wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, 2011 22 x 30 inches / 36 x 56 cm At exactly this time last year I was working in the studio on this maquette, building … Continue reading

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Chaos in The Studio: ‘The Silent Piano’

The Silent Piano, watercolour on paper 22 x 30 inches This forlorn and chaotic image gives a fairly accurately impression of how life in the Creswell household has been over recent months. Not the sadness and the silence, but the … Continue reading

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Painting of the Month – J. M. W. Turner’s “The Falls of the Reichenbach”

J. M. W. Turner “The Falls of the Riechenbach” Over the holiday we took our children to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie “A Game of Shadows” . The thrilling denouement of this film takes place at the brink of … Continue reading

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