Monday, 23 January 2023

Sunday Daffodils Mixed Media

 Sunday Daffodils

Painted in Mixed Media

Size 12.5 x 15.5 inches approx including an Ivory Mount.

Trying out new ideas on a Sunday afternoon, the perfect time to put some tunes on and paint what is shouting from the windowsill, 'Paint Me'  

To purchase this Original piece of art email

Friday, 20 January 2023

Buachaille Etive Mor Winter painting.


Buachaille Etive Mor, Scottish Highlands.

Painted in Pastel

Size 21 x 15 inches


This Original pastel painting of Buachaille Etive Mor is sold unframed for safe delivery and personal framing. 

For more Information email

This Dramatic Mountain scene greets you as you head into Glencoe, it is a view that will stay in your heart. Painting and climbing this beautiful Mountain was a pure joy.

Monday, 16 January 2023

An Introduction into Online Watercolour Course with Jane Ward

Have you always wanted to have a go at Watercolour Painting?

I think that there is an artist in everyone.

Let me show you with my Online Beginners course how you can pick up a brush and start painting tomorrow, anybody can and it's never to Young or Old to start.

Unlock that artistic streak and let the world of colour begin. I promise you will never regret starting to paint.

Here is a video link to an introduction for the Beginners watercolour class 

The course consists of six individual projects, each sent by email with informative photographs and instructions for you to work through in your own time. 

With a Video demonstration on each project and personal feedback, making this course a unique and positive way to build a love of watercolour painting.

 An information pack including Sketches, colour tags and if required a gift voucher card is sent by post.

Price £70


Jane Painting on the shore of Derwentwater

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Winter Tree, North Stainley

Winter Tree, North Stainley

Painted in Acrylic 

Size 14 x 12.5 inches

 I had lots of fun painting this gorgeous Tree. 

It started on a beautiful Sunny Winters day, a circular walk from West Tanfield, across the fields and down the River Ure towards North Stainley. The trees at the moment are great to paint and this one certainly caught my eye.

After a little research I found out it was a Horse Chestnut, with lovely graceful branches and delicate markings in the bark.

The painting is on Board and started with Acrylic Inks , a little masking was used and then the tree started to take shape. Acrylic paint was used in the background for the distance the Hambleton hills and the pretty village of North Stainley.

If you would like any other information about this Original painting just send me an email

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

New Year , new ideas


Moving back to North Yorkshire has opened my eyes to new painting ideas and subjects.
Winter Trees have certainly caught my attention. In the Lakes, the fells often took the glory, but here in North Yorkshire with wide open Skies and endless vistas, the Trees are beautifully silhouetted. 


Winter Trees, North Yorkshire, Mixed Media

Trying out new techniques is always exciting, I started with a piece of watercolour paper applied gesso over a painting that I wasn't pleased with. 

Acrylic ink was added first using Browns, magenta and Black. Clingflm was added on top and left to dry. Next came masking fluid for the Trees. With the masking fluid dry, Acrylic paint was used to paint the sky. 

Now came the exciting bits.

How to remove the masking ? 

A penknife and palette knife.

Final touches with more Acrylic ink and a few Oil pastels.

I hope this inspires , your new Year 

Beginner Online art  Courses painting English Landscapes with Watercolours

Monday, 1 August 2022


August Monthly Tutorial

A warm Summers day spent in the cool shade beside the beautiful clear waters of the River Derwent. How perfect is that for the artist.

Shades of many Greens, dappled light, reflections broken by ripples in the stream.

I started with loose washes, added texture and colour with many techniques, all included in the step by step video demonstration. This video demonstration was a joy to paint and one I’m sure you will enjoy.

If you have always wanted to have a go at painting a flowing river scene and never quite known where to start, then this tutorial is the one for you, with step by step video demonstration and unique Personal feedback on your painting.

This tutorial includes, a material list, Sketch, step by step word document with plenty of photographs, video demonstration and Personal feedback with extra handy tips. All sent by email.

Price £10