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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.

Painting Reflections and Shadows

Painting reflections of Clouds

Painting reflections and shadows with watercolor Some of my beginner watercolor painting students often get confused when painting reflections and shadows. As they follow quite different rules it is best to have each clear in your mind before you start painting. For the purposes of this article, cast shadows, are shadows formed by objects which Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Painting Exhibition: Tate Britain Gallery London

Tate Britain Gallery I am currently visiting the UK and Ireland on a holiday and have just been to see the Watercolour Exhibition at the Tate Britain Gallery in London. What a wonderful exhibition. It covers the history of watercolor in Great Britain and treats such topics as: History of watercolor paints and pigments including Gum Arabic and other binders Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Painting:Venice Canal Demonstration

Venice Canal reference photo for watercolor painting

I have just posted my latest watercolor painting demonstration. It is a painting of a narrow Venice Canal. I love traveling to Venice and even though I have only been there twice now. The last time for about 12 days, I know I will be going back their again. There is something about the place Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Brushes and Paint for Beginners

Mixing a Blue, Red and Yellow will give you a dull grey to black color depending on proportions of each color mixed

Watercolor Brushes Brushes used when painting with watercolor come in many forms and quality levels. Some of the most common types are: Round Brushes Flat Brushes Mop Brushes Fan Brushes Rigger Brushes I use round brushes for 95% of my work, but also use all the others as I need them. For beginners Round Brushes Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

My basic plein air watercolor painting kit

When discussing watercolor painting for beginners, you generally start with what materials you will need and why. Painting with Watercolor can be a little daunting for beginners starting out with this wonderful medium but there are steps you can take to make learning it as easy as possible.  These steps will also ensure you develop Continue Reading …»

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