Camping in the wild to paint watercolours

I spent a beautiful two days in Björnö nature reserve back in June. I used my new hammock to sleep between two trees. I got a good night’s sleep and did some great sketches the following day.

A new video at last.

Yes, it’s been a bit of a break. I think it was September or October last year when I last published a video. I have had a tough winter. I stopped producing videos as I couldn’t cope with the workload. I focused instead on painting and my life drawing classes. But now I feel good,… Continue reading A new video at last.

Sketching at Waldermarsudde with old friends

Waldermarsudde sketch

It is interestesting how people who used to be new friends are now old friends. I have been life drawing since 2011 and along the way I have got to know many new people who share a love of trying to capture what they see in front of them. We would meet for coffee after… Continue reading Sketching at Waldermarsudde with old friends

A watercolour of the view at Sadelöga

View from Sadelöga

We sailed for the whole month of July this year. It was windy almost everyday and it was important to find some good protection for the evening. Ironically the winds usually died down but it was not guaranteed. This watercolour is the view from Sadelöga, NE of Utö in the Stockholm Archipelago. I originally painted… Continue reading A watercolour of the view at Sadelöga

Painting willows and a fountain in central Stockholm – my latest video Ep24

In this video I paint a watercolour of the Kings Garden (Kungsträgården) in central Stockholm. I have lots fun trying to capture the complicated scene that was in front of me. It was a beautiful day and I ended up very happy with my sketch, that doesn’t happen everyday.

Sketches from Nacka Strand

Cloudy Djurgården

I just love driving down to Nacka Strand, which is close to where I live. There I practice my clouds, my reflections and at the same time unwind enjoying the view. Did you know you can support your favourite artists at patreon.comFollow my weekly vlog plus get bonus material, watercolours even at: www.patreon.com/meldrumartCheers! 

So nice to be social and painting again

I came to a point early last week when I said to myself, enough is enough, I have to meet friends. Sweden has a very relaxed approach to the Corona virus pandemic so it’s no problem whatever to meet people, it’s our responsibly in other words. All of us have been shy about meeting up.… Continue reading So nice to be social and painting again

A new video at last. From sketch to watercolour Ep17

After a little break I am back again producing watercolour videos.In this episode I travel to Gustavsberg which is 20 minutes from where I live. You will see how I develop a watercolour from simple outdoor sketch to the final painting. If you would like to support the making of these videos visit my Patreon… Continue reading A new video at last. From sketch to watercolour Ep17

Watercolour sketch of Donaghadee

I have been wanting to paint Irish scenes for a while. It takes several sketches to get the feeling for a country one visits. This could be Spain, Ireland or even India which I will be visiting in March. I’m looking forward to that. You would think I would feel at home in Ireland as… Continue reading Watercolour sketch of Donaghadee