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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.

The two most important ingredients for watercolor painting

Coffs Harbor sailing boats at sunrise watercolor painting. Golden colors, sparkle on water with reflections of boats.

 Watercolor painting ingredients Obviously the quality of the watercolor paper, brushes and paints you use will be important to your painting success but without a thorough understanding of water and what happens to it over time you will find yourself really working hard to keep up with what is happening on your watercolor painting surface. Continue Reading …»

Beach sunset watercolor landscape painting demonstration

Watercolor painting of sunset reflections of people on wet sandy beach with pebbles

Just finished uploading my latest watercolor landscape painting demonstration. The demonstration is of a moody sunset on a pebbly beach with strong reflections of light and figures. You can view the demonstration from the above menu or by clicking this link: Atmospheric beach sunset with figures and reflections. Happy painting, Joe Cartwright  

Winmalee Autumn Artfest 2012

Title: Winmalee Autumn Artfest 2012Location: Winmalee Hight School, High School Drive, Winmalee, NSWLink out: Click hereDescription: I am the featured artist at Artfest 2012 this year. I will have about 11 paintings exhibited. There are hundreds of other artworks on display as well so a visit would be quite worth your while. Opening night is Continue Reading …»

Mold on watercolors in your palette

Mold or fungus on growing on watercolor paint in palette

How does mold develop in your watercolor palette One of my students brought in the photo below of mold or fungus growing over some of the watercolor paints in his palette. I have heard of this for many years though I have never experienced it myself or met someone personally who has experienced it so Continue Reading …»

Dry Brush Technique for Watercolor Paintings

Hawaiian sunset watercolor painting. Palm trees in front with sailing boat in distance.

Dry brush technique One of the brush strokes most often missing in beginners’ watercolor paintings is the Dry Brush Technique. This is a shame as it can add a great deal of energy and interest to a painting. While my comments are primarily directed at watercolor (watercolour) artists many of the points can also apply Continue Reading …»

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