Sunday 6 January 2019

Happy New Year for 2019

2019 started in Sydney with a bang as usual - the midnight fireworks off the Sydney Harbour Bridge are always wonderful.

Plans for this year are coming together. I'm delighted that I'll be teaching again at the Urban Sketching Symposium in Amsterdam in July. The information about that can be found here. I'll be teaching a workshops called 'Setting the Tone, Creating the Texture'. I plan to have a few extra days before and after the symposium to explore Amsterdam, and will also spend a few days in London.

I'll also be teaching a few week long workshops in Bathurst and in Cairns - information on those is on my website here.

And in October I'll be teaching a 20 day workshop in the Greek Islands as announced earlier.

I'm hoping to get to Melbourne - perhaps in April? and perhaps also to Singapore and/or Hong Kong.

On the technical side - I have been having problems with my comment section for some time - I've been unable to respond or to delete the few span comments that pop up. I've changed some settings so I can moderate the comments myself - I hope you can still manage to comment should you want to.

I have a new scanner and am gradually re-scanning all the swatches I've created and photographed so I can add them to my website. I've nearly finished documenting every available professional watercolour apart from a few brands...

The other big job I hope to complete is the transformation of my online lessons from their current PDF form to the full website with videos. It's been really delayed by the noisy construction that has been going on for over two years next door but the end of that is (I hope) in sight...making the videos can then properly begin. I'll also be able to get my YouTube Chanel underway with lots of quick beginner lessons and tips. I have a number of ideas but suggestions are very welcome.

Best wishes to you all for a creative, productive, joyful and fulfilling year ahead.