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Canal Traders – #BuyItOffABoat

Canal Traders

If you have been following my adventures on the narrowboat this year, you will know that Kath and I are now travelling the UK by canal full time. We thought that it would be a great time to become part of the wonderful network of Canal Traders.
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Painting Video: Red Narrowboat on Canvas

In this video, watch as I paint a red narrowboat on canvas. The one of a kind painting is also available to buy in my shop – Red Narrowboat on Canvas

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Painting watercolour Narrowboat and Dragonflies – part 3 & 4

In part three of the series I created to show the process of painting dragonflies and a narrowboat in watercolour paint, I show you how to add the narrowboat to the painting.

If you are following along with this series, I would love to see your attempts. Please share them with me on Twitter ( or Instagram (

In part four which is also the final part of the series, I add some finishing touches to the picture. If you would like to purchase a print of this painting, it is available to buy now in the shop.

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Watercolour painters toolkit

I’m having so much fun with my new channel and I really want you to be able to join in. So, I’ve put together a list of equipment that I use to help get you started.

This is just the equipment that I use and isn’t  a rule book. You can create with all types of things- it’s really about the practise more than the product.

I have put links in to the products below the video.

Canvas brush holder

This gorgeous heavy duty canvas brush holder is great for protecting brushes.

I also found one that includes brushes. I haven’t tried them myself but it looks like good value:

Windsor & Newton Watercolour Paint

These are the paints that I use. I recommend this kit as a starter kit that you can take to the beach or on holidays because it travels really well. I use these colours as a base for all of my paintings.

Windsor & Newton Watercolour Paper

This is the watercolour paper that I use and I can thoroughly recommend it. If you do find a cheaper one you might want to use it as practise paper though.

Water Colour Paint Brushes

These are the paintbrushes that I use and they are not cheap, but they are exactly what I need for the detail and coverage that I get. They are durable and look the same as the day I first got them.

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Painting watercolour dragonflies – part two

Part two of the “how to paint dragonflies and a narrowboat” series is now on YouTube.

This week, I show you how to paint the details of the dragonfly using watercolour and a fine brush. You could also do the same in pen.

To start this stage, it is very important that your paper is completely dry.