John Haywood

Nothing like a deadline to focus the mind!

My first tentative foray into portraiture I have tremendous admiration for anyone that even considers tackling portraiture. This admiration rises even further for anyone that tackles portraiture in watercolour! I think it’s partly to do with the pressure of achieving some semblance of likeness. I can’t help but think that portraiture is a most unforgiving …

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My review of Alvaro Castagnet’s Watercolour Masterclass Workshop

Preamble Well, after two cancellations and almost three years of waiting, my Alvaro Castagnet Watercolour Masterclass finally came to fruition. During the intervening years, I’ve rea some of his books, watched his DVDs, taken a few live zoom classes with him and seen studied many of his paintings The first, a city scene, followed by …

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Watercolour painting of a cyclist and traffic in Picadilly Circus, London, by artist John Haywood

My Latest Picadilly Circus watercolour painting, this time by bike!

You may recall this watercolour painting of London’s Picadilly Circus from a few weeks ago: Well, I so enjoyed painting this, and how it turned out, that I thought I’d do another painting based on a similar view. I’d been fortunate to happen across this view at just the right time of day to capture …

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