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About Joe

Owner and adminstration of the Painting With Watercolors website and forum. I am a professional watercolor artist, though I also use other mediums including pen and ink. I also enjoy playing with computers and the internet so this website is a bit of a hobby of mine.

Plein air painting: Berowra Waters

Berowra Waters plein air watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

Last weekend we had a very pleasant get together with some close friends who live on Berowra Waters, New South Wales. I have visited them many times and always found myself spending a lot of time looking out at the beautiful view from their deck and wanting to paint it. This time I took the Continue Reading …

Tea Gardens sunrise watercolor painting

Watercolor Paintng Tea Gardens sunrise with house boat on Myall River

This is a class demonstration watercolor painting titled “Tea Gardens Sunrise over the Myall river, New South Wales”. I was attracted to this scene by the light reflected on the water of the Myall River at Tea Gardens in New South Wales. Watercolor is a great medium for capturing light so decided to do this Continue Reading …

Pen and wash flower demonstration

Pink Magnolias flower pen and ink and watercolor wash

I have just posted, on my PenAndInkTechniques website, a demonstration of pen and wash drawing / painting of Pink Magnolias. The pen, ink and watercolor wash demonstration starts with the selection of a suitable reference photo. In this case the photo is of  my wife’s favorite tree in our garden. I looked for an image Continue Reading …

Watercolor painting: Venice Storm Clouds

Venice Storm Clouds over San Giorgio Maggiore watercolor painting

This is a recent class watercolor painting I did with my Saturday students. It was inspired by a photo I took when I was in Venice, Italy, a few years ago on a painting holiday. I knew a real storm was brewing when all the concession holders along the foreshore were rushing to close up Continue Reading …

Hawkesbury Art Prize – Finalist

From Streeton Lookout Freemans Reach pen and ink

This week I received the good news that I am a finalist in the $10,000 Hawkesbury Art Prize. Historically, the Hawkesbury has a strong association with art and artists, which dates back to Australia’s earliest European settlement. The art prize is also a commitment to recognise these historical ties, and strengthen the cultural artistic community Continue Reading …

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