Just painting anything to get going again

Cow in field

I have taken what seems to me a long break from painting. It’s involuntary, I suffer from SAD during the winter months and it can really slow me down. This year I escaped the depression but I still got the tiredness, plus the aches and pains. The good news is that brighter days are now… Continue reading Just painting anything to get going again

I am sometimes desperate to paint a naked model

Nude

Every Thursday I run my own life drawing class here in Stockholm and this means I need to create a drawing or a watercolour to help publicise the event. So yes, some weeks I am quite desperate to paint a model. Deadlines, deadlines – even artists stress sometimes.My life drawing is streamed live because of… Continue reading I am sometimes desperate to paint a naked model

My first live Watercolour Demonstration on Zoom

Boat in flaming sea

Yes, it was the premiere for Meldrum Watercolour Demonstrations yesterday evening. It went well I thought even if the sound wasn’t 100%. I have already solved that little technical problem.A full video of the live demonstration is available to my supporters on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/meldrumartI hope these videos help those of you who want to develop… Continue reading My first live Watercolour Demonstration on Zoom

Having fun playing with my nudes

Nude

Just playing around, trying to put a bit of nerve into my nude studies. Click the thumbnail below if you would like to see the full-sized image.

Maybe I should have stopped painting earlier

Unfinished nude

It’s always difficult to know when to stop painting a watercolour. Maybe I should have stopped already after the first wash. It doesn’t matter, it was just a sketch, I was playing with some paper I haven’t used for years, Fabriano Artistico /S, it’s really difficult to paint on. The blending of colours is difficult.… Continue reading Maybe I should have stopped painting earlier