Watercolour vignette. Wand N artists watercolour on Arches 140lb cold press paper.

I thought I’d put a little taster of the sort of things we will be looking at on the two residential painting courses I’ll be running in Cromford, Derbyshire, UK in August and October.
I’ll be sharing my watercolour techniques with you and you could have a relaxing painting break with all your accommodation and meals provided in a beautiful setting. Your only worry would be to change your painting water occasionally!

You can find out more here

Here’s a little vignette produced from a scene close by the hotel where we’ll be staying. Keeping our eyes peeled for likely painting possibilities is all part of the creative process and on a visit to Cromford last year I noticed this corner and couldn’t resist painting it.

It could equally well have been done in pen and wash or left as a pencil drawing.

There are all sorts of similar subjects in Cromford and around the hotel. We will be spoilt for choice!

I’m a watercolour artist and art tutor from Nottingham, UK. I love painting flowers particularly and sharing techniques with others as I really rate this wonderful medium. I have written two watercolour tips and techniques books which demonstrate the way I like to use watercolour.

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  • FranEvans
    FranEvansalmost 4 years ago

    You’ve managed to make something normally so commonplace into something truly beautiful!

  • Thank you Fran!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Susan Moss
    Susan Mossalmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful watercolour Ann

  • Thanks Susan!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, Ann!

  • That’s kind Trish, thank you!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 4 years ago

    Ann, this is truly wonderful. I have just made a photo of one and am going to paint it too. It will not be as good as yours!!!

  • Have fun painting your postbox Beatrice. Many thanks!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous watercolour Ann! Beautiful:) Mary

  • Thank you Mary, nice words!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work! So much prettier than the actual spot! Having the ability to see the beauty in ordinary things is a gift in itself. I wish I were close enough to join you in your course. I am sure it will be wonderful!

  • So do I wish that many of my rb friends could come!
    Thank you Angie!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    The red in this really pops! Such a beautiful little scene that people must walk past several times a day & don’t even notice……as the artist, you’ve certainly brought it to life!

  • Thank you Marsha, so glad you think so!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    Picture Postcard at its best- this is beautiful work!

  • Thank you naturelover!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 4 years ago

    Picture perfect!!! great artwork, good luck with the courses/ hugsxxx

  • Thank you hilary!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Ann!

  • Istvan, thank you for your nice comment!

    – Ann Mortimer

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