I am drawn to cabbages and their spectacular leaves, and to tulips particularly in the spring. I wanted to paint a still life with no background, just the leaves bleeding out to the edges of the canvas. Naturally, your eyes gravitate to the centre where you instantly see the coloured tulips, and suddenly, the [...]
I love to use artistic license in my paintings, changing things to suit my ideas and the composition. It enhances and accentuates aspects of my designs creating a more colourful, eye catching and dramatic end result. Sometimes it is the utter freedom of throwing “scale” to the wind, that helps you come up with [...]
Everyone knows and loves the Blue Tit, which is partly why I like painting them. For me, "Blue Tits in a Hedgerow Nest" is a much-loved composition, but with an original twist. Nature is so beautiful in winter, often dark with sudden flashes of colour. Country churches stand out in their own splendour. The [...]
Barn Owls symbolise the countryside. Farmyards and woodlands are their domain. I have used enormous artistic licence painting them larger than life, and in an imaginative landscape. I wanted to draw attention to the detail of their fabulous feathers, against the vibrant design of the patchwork. I pay homage to three very beautiful barn [...]
People often ask me where I get my ideas from, so this short video shares the inspiration behind "Berkshire Pig with Chickens", an acrylic painting on canvas. This painting is currently available to purchase, for more details click here. There is a transcription below the video should you prefer to read about it. [...]
I am fascinated by painting brown paper. I scrunched and folded it to create an abstract design. The wild flowers and brown paper epitomise the simple and commonplace. The careful composition highlights the beauty in nature. This original acrylic painting is currently available to purchase, for more details click here. The video below shares [...]
When I studied the composition of this painting I decided to dramatically change it. The hens were originally in a green field with a colourful hen house and a castle in the distance. The inspiration for the hens came from beautiful hens that we saw in China. The landscape turned to snow with the [...]
In this video EBWatts explains how this fun painting came to life. EBWatts knew she wanted to paint the day bed, but what should go on top? Having painted this wonderful bed, and the fun dogs, what made EBWatts make the parasols?