Using wet on wet watercolour techniques

Donaghadee lighthouse

I am experimenting with damp watercolour paper techniques. There are many ways to keep the paper damp for a longer period so that one has time to paint a scene. I am not going to get into that in this post as I am in a bit of a rush. The most important thing for… Continue reading Using wet on wet watercolour techniques

Just doing it

Boat season

It’s Monday today and like everybody else right now I spend most of my time indoors trying to avoid the Corona virus. This morning was the start of a new week but it was hard to know because I was still in my comfort clothes, you know, sweatpants and an old t-shirt type of thing.… Continue reading Just doing it

Life Boat watercolour sketch

meldrum art - life boat


Watercolour painting on a grey day

Grey day in Donaghadee, Nothern Ireland


New year celebrations

Donaghadee sketch final stage

Donaghadee watercolour


I visited the quaint harbour town of Donaghadee during my stay in Northern Ireland. I went there twice in fact as I feel at ease there for some reason. It’s probably the open horizon that attracts me, I can feel a bit claustrophobic otherwise in Bangor where my mother lives, I spent 10 days with… Continue reading Donaghadee

Trip to Northern Ireland

Donaghadee harbour, N.Ireland

Donaghadee 2017.05.24