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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.

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 …»

Watercolor painting demonstration of boats and early morning rising mist

Watercolor painting Rising Mist boat painting by Joe Cartwright

San Diego Harbor, Rising Mist I have just loaded my latest watercolor demonstration painting. The painting is titled “Rising Mist” and is of an early morning scene on San Diego harbor with the mist rising. It is based on a photo my wife took a number of years ago as she was sailing out of Continue Reading …»

Pen, Ink and Wash Demonstration

Early Morning Bridge Street Pen and Ink by Joe Cartwright

Pen and Ink Demo Video available for rent or purchase from Vimeo I have just finished producing a Video of a demonstration of how to paint with Pen, Ink and Watercolor brush. If you would like to have a look at a speeded up version of the demonstration you can see it below. The full Continue Reading …»

Watercolor brushes – 10 things which will damage them

Do not leave watercolor brushes sitting in your water container

Caring for your watercolor brushes I am often giving my students advice about what to do and not to do with their watercolor brushes so I thought I would see if I could create a list of 10 things which will damage a watercolor (watercolour)brush. It took a bit of thinking but here is my Continue Reading …»

Art Masking Fluid

After the watercolor wash is totally dry you can remove the dry art masking fluid with a crepe eraser

Using art masking fluid with watercolor What is art masking fluid and how is it used? Masking fluid is liquid latex, which is a natural rubber, though there are synthetic versions of it as well. As a watercolor artist it allows you to protect parts of your painting. It allows you to quickly paint over Continue Reading …»

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