I’m really getting into this watercolour malarkey now! I’m not counting my chickens yet, but I may be able to do a few more than I thought, if I keep this up, for July’s World Watercolour Month.

We’re once again on the Nature Trail, and look what we’ve bumped into today… a young stag. Once again I’ve used my el-cheapo paints, the lacklustre coloured ones, but today they seem a little brighter somehow. They’ll probably fade as the evening progresses, but at least I’ve managed to take a photo whilst the colours still have colour in them. I’m only using these el-cheapo paints to practice with, but it’s a start. It’s been literally decades since I last picked up a paintbrush, but I really enjoy it. Mind you, I quite like being creative, I quite like colour, and I quite like trying to do something different. We should all be just a little more creative everyday!

On this painting, the eye is my favourite part. It kind of just happened, but I seem to find that with eyes. I don’t know what that’s all about; I did a digital painting of a tiger once, and the eyes on that just happened as well. I must have a knack for eyes, I suppose… pity my own don’t have the same knack. I have a blain on my small eye now, the one on my big eye is all but gone after all this time, but – ah, I digress. Mustn’t grumble.

So. I wonder what we’ll find on the Nature Trail tomorrow, if anything? Time will tell. (This painting took me 45 minutes from start to finish).


  1. Hi Tom! I am determined if nothing else to get here today, and wow! I absolutely love this painting of the stag…it’s gorgeous! I thought I was in the wrong place at first when I came over here with the new look…totally different! I’m loving the vibe 🙂

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    1. Hi Sherri! Nice to see you again!
      Thanks for liking this picture – I must admit I rather like it as well!
      And yes – I’m always changing the appearance of the blog in some way, but thought for now I’d go back to basics. It’s easier on the eyes… although how long will it be so? Time will tell! 😀
      Hope you’re having a good week!

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      1. Change is good Tom…even if only for a short time! A good week…I think, ha!…thank you. At last getting back to my writing. It’s been a long road. I need to crack this. Let’s see what happens over the next couple of weeks… Hope you’re having a good week, nice to see you again too 🙂

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