Autumn painting updates

Watercolour painting of Venice by Trevor Waugh

Autumn/winter season

October I hope you are well and getting your head around the fact that October is here!
I don’t know about you but we are feeling like we’re living in a very surreal world. So time to get excited about the things we can do to take us through the autumn/winter season.

Trevor and I would just like to let you know that we are OPEN and would love to see you here at The Old Church. Under normal circumstances we would be having an exhibition at this time of the year but that doesn’t mean we can’t think outside of the box!

We are open any day you choose – you just have to give us a call on 07921 908548 or drop an email. There is no obligation. Art is to be shared.
If you can’t make it along but would like to look at some work I could always connect with you via FaceTime, Messenger, Zoom etc. 

We have a lot of artwork, oils and watercolours, that are not on the website.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We will have masks and sanitiser available and as those of you who have visited before the church is a fairly big space so social distancing is not a problem.
We look forward to seeing you literally or virtually!

Don’t forget Trevor is hosting Zoom demonstrations for those of you who would like to get involved.


Out Now – Kew Book of Painting Roses

kew rose book Trevor Waugh
kew rose book by Trevor Waugh

Painting Roses

Due to the present crisis I am not able to do public book signings…so I’m having my own here in the studio!

And with time on my hands I thought I would put an original in each copy sold online.

Order Yours Now!

Firstly click on the button below to order your copy from amazon

Then, click on the button below and send me an email with your instructions.

Meanwhile … May you all stay safe and carry on painting.


Meet the Artist and Buy Fine art paintings at the Christmas Coffee Event 30th November 2019

Christmas Coffee

Christmas Coffee – 30th of November

Trevor and Darlas have been running a Christmas Coffee day for 3 years in a row.

It’s a chance to catch up with one another, meet new people with the same interests and have a bite to eat, all before the Christmas rush sets in ! That’s why they hold it in November !

Everyone is welcome and this year as well as paintings offered at discount, there is also a stunning collection of vintage clothes, put together by Darlas.

Come along and enjoy the fun…there’s also FREE PARKING 🙂

For more information see the invite (below) or visit our contact page

You can turn up anytime ! 


The Old Church
Church Road
BA13 4LP

Invite Christmas Coffee morning at the artists studio. Painting and original artwork

3 Useful Tips on how to paint snow in watercolours


Snow and Winter Scenes in Watercolours

Snow is a wonderful painting subject where the artist needs to fully utilize the white of the paper in order to depict shadows, light and reflected light within a scene that is tonally unlike any other.

When I give my watercolour painting workshops there are a whole host of tips and techniques we discuss and explore. Here are 3 very simple tips that may help others when painting snow and wintry scenes.

3 Tips for Painting Snow

  • 1. Look at where you want the white of the paper first and then maintain those highlights throughout the work
  • 2. Use a limited palette of colours say : Blues and browns, Ultramarine and burnt Umber, Raw sienna, Vermillion and Cobalt blue, or Permanent Rose and Cerulean blue and cross mix them to get variety.
  • 3. It’s all about tonality, so work towards the darks and don’t be scared to use them! This will bring impact and throw your lighter areas into relief.
Snow at Crickley Hill, Watercolour by Trevor Waugh

Christmas to Spring Watercolour Flowers

Painting Courses and Help

On the third of December 2019 I will be running an SAA Workshop Day where we will be learning some very useful techniques for painting winter scenes in watercolour. To find out more click the button below.

Workshop day poster Watercolour painting snow, winter and Christmas

If you would like to find out more about my courses and individual tutoring you can contact me through this website

Painting Courses and Workshops in Wiltshire 2020

Via Garibaldi Venice Watercolour on paper

Workshops and Courses, Wiltshire 2020

All Courses will be conducted in our studio (and home) at The Old Church and studio in Wiltshire.

Each course fee includes lunch. Tea and coffee are provided. Please advise any dietary (vegetarian, gluten free etc.).

Workshops start at 10.30am. We will be setting up in order to give you the best painting workshop experience so please arrive around10.15 and we will have coffee ready!

Course Titles include: Fill Your Watercolours full of light and Colour,  Landscapes in Watercolour, Colourful Lights and Colourful Darks, Full of Eastern Promise and Winning with Watercolour .

We also offer a Foundation Painting Course


A One Year course in all basic principles of Painting and mediums.

Trevor has been running this course for over 15 years now. It is designed for the student/Artist to take the next step towards professionalism and taking that next step is an exciting move!

Foundation Painting provides the opportunity to take a look at the nuts and bolts of composition,techniques and applications traditionally used in the occupation of painting.

Each project builds on the last and follows a tradition of learning by practice.

Trevor will guide the student through the course with demonstrations,projects and lectures on all aspects of practical painting and it’s history through art.

Mousehole oil on canvas, Trevor Waugh
Via Garibaldi Venice Watercolour on paper
Tunnel of Love
Tunnel of Love

New Collection of Watercolours


Trevor’s New Watercolour Collection

The “New Collection” is a series of  recent watercolours celebrating views of desert peoples and their landscapes from Arabia, Egypt and Morocco.

The works comprise of a basic 12 set of watercolours, and are expanding all the time. This is a travelling show and will move around the globe from West to East.

The paintings will be available to view on this site and in hard copy form in 2016.

A pair of watercolours have already been selected for the SGFA Bankside gallery show, London.

Trevor is also selecting a number of his works for publication in a new studio Book. More information is available by contacting the Trevor Waugh Studio direct, Telephone number is on the contact page.

Oriental painting, Carpet Carriers
Carpet Carriers