My Lockdown Walk

The subject for one of my most recent online art classes was inspired by instructions to stay local during Lockdowns I-III, and the regular walks that many of us consequently developed. I thought it might be a nice idea if my students and I each put together a pictorial representation of our respective ‘lockdown walk’….

Hello Spring!

My most recent online art class challenged students to come up with something that represented the welcoming of spring and the waving of a metaphorical goodbye to winter. I asked them to include some spring flowers alongside something that represented their winter. Pictured here is my demonstration painting, for which I chose to paint a…

Food & Drink in Lockdown III

I was recently perusing the list of themes for Grayson Perry’s upcoming new series of his ‘Art Club’, the first series of which last year I found very inspiring. In search of new subjects with which to challenge my art group, I thought one of these themes (though spoiled for choice really) – ‘food’ –…

Morgan & Austin: Classic Car Painting

I was commissioned recently to make a painting of two classic cars, a Morgan and an Austin. Pictured in these rather blurred photographs is the result. I’m afraid I know absolutely nothing about the motors; I generally refer to cars by colour and size e.g. “it’s a big green one”, so I can’t provide much…

A Rainbow Still Life

Online art class demonstration painting The latest subject in my online art classes is ‘rainbow still life’. It’s the first class of 2021 and I thought I’d set something optimistic, colourful and potentially playful for my students. The idea was that each student should choose an object reflecting a colour in the rainbow, and the…