In the last few days Antonella Rea and myself have been to Rome to check out locations, accomodation and transport links, to make sure that the Holiday in April runs smoothly. It was great to be back in Rome again, a city I love, seeing some of the many wonders it has to offer. We also had the tough job of sampling the local food and drink. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Here are some snaps from the trip.

























Holiday at Higham Hall

I had a great time at Higham Hall. Beautiful countryside, wonderful warm building with great food.

My students did some really great work in the short time were were there.  I was delighted with their progress and they seemed deservedly pleased with their work. Lovely people.  Students work:

I look forward to teaching at Higham again in the future.

New course; ‘ Modern tricks and techniques with watercolour ‘

 A practical guide to making a wide range of beautiful effects with paint and how these can be applied most successfully in your watercolours

Length of the course10 weeks

The location – Stocksfield Community Association

Starts 8th of January 2018

Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.

Level  – would suit both beginners and painters with some experience of watercolour

Time –  Mondays from 10:00 until 1pm

Paint medium – watercolour

Cost –  £180

New Course; Painting trees in watercolour

Subject – Painting trees with Watercolour

Location – Newcastle Arts Centre

Length of the course10 weeks

Starts   10th January 2018

Level  – suited to those who have some experience of watercolour painting . Not recommended for total beginners

Time –  Wednesdays  from 13:00 till 15:00  

Cost –  £136 [ includes tea and cofee provided by the Jazz cafe ]

Set Designer

I am currently set designing for a pantomime – Robin Hood at the Exchange, North Shields. These two videos show me working on a six metre section of decorative grasses that will cover a portion of the back of the stage. I painted all this this in one day !


It's Panto Time !

I painted this in one day – a 6 metre section of the scenery for Robin Hood at the Exchange, North Shields.

Posted by Jason Skill – Painting With Skill on Saturday, 28 October 2017


Panto Time (2)

More video of me painting a 6 metre section of the scenery for Robin Hood at the Exchange, North Shields.

Posted by Jason Skill – Painting With Skill on Saturday, 28 October 2017





November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30

*NEW*  – Jason Skill can create highly realistic watercolour seascapes in under 5 minutes. Explore his methods, looking at key elements that hold a seascape together, so you can make quick and pleasing seascapes of your own.

Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

This holiday is organised by Higham Hall. To learn more:  visit their website at;


Painting for a poster

My friend John Seymour has written a play for the 800th aniversary of Crook Hall, Durham. The play is called ‘The White Lady’ – performances are on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2017 performed at 6:30 in the great hall. I have created some artwork for the poster. The brief was that the play takes us through time to learn more about mystery of The White Lady.

Crook Hall is known for its abundant gardens, hence the playful garden painting.












I have then experimented as to how it light look with text….this is not the final poster












Demonstration at Knightsbridge Art Club

I am providing a demonstration of my seascape painting methods for Knightsbridge Art Club on Wednesday night, the 6th of September at the Gosforth Residents’ Association building on Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle. Doors open at 6:30.

I have been asked to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to attend the event. It costs £3 for guests.

I look forward to seeing you there.