Suddenly I can paint in watercolours

I would love to be able to paint in watercolours but sadly any attempt I make ends up looking like the work of a 5 year old – splashes of colour randomly thrown at a page with no structure or technique. I simply have no talent for that sort of thing.

So it was with great delight that I discovered the iPhone app called Waterlogue.

I’ve tried a few computer programs that turn photos into watercolour paintings but all produce poor imitations. In most cases the “paintings” are clearly derived from the photograph using some form of algorithm which, if you squint, could be a watercolour – sort of.

Not so Waterlogue. It produces what could genuinely be watercolour paintings from photographs. Examples of its impressive performance are included in the gallery.