A watercolour painting of an old Scottish house built from sandstone.
The gateway helped to add more depth to the composition by taking your eye through the picture. The slight angle also makes the composition by showing some of the side of the house too.
Watercolour paint works just as well even when the colours are mostly black and white as in this portrait of a young cat here.
A watercolour portrait painting of a white house with the perspective taken directly of the house front.
It is often preferable to take the perspective at a slight angle to the house which sometimes gives a more interesting result but here that was not possible and the trees help to add depth and contrast to the classical façade of this house.
The soft white fur and huge blue eyes of Archie the cat here were a pleasure to paint. Watercolour is great for painting cat's eyes and the eyes are often the starting point for most of my portraits. Getting the reflection and depth in the eyes bring the portrait to life.