Author Archives: Joe


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.

Watercolor Plein Air

Venice San Giorgio Maggiore Plein Air watercolor painting

Problems painting plein air with watercolor Artists often have trouble painting plein air with watercolor.  The reasons for this are many so I have written this article to offer some help. My first attempt at painting outdoors was a total disaster leaving me quite depressed about the whole subject.  However I figured there were many Continue Reading …

Watercolor workshops how to tackle one: part 4

Taking Notes By all means take notes during a workshop, especially if something the tutor says really strikes a chord with you, but don’t do it at the expense of really looking at “how” the tutor is painting.  Otherwise you will miss important information which you’ll regret. Critiques Tutors usually will give some critiques of Continue Reading …

Watercolor workshops how to tackle one: part 3

Workshop materials Every now and then you will be sent out a workshop required materials list only to discover when you get there that it is very out of date to what the tutor is currently using.  This happens when a tutor has been with the same organization for many years and has forgotten to Continue Reading …

Watercolor workshops how to tackle one: part 2

When you get to your workshop try to find out where in the room your tutor will be working and try to get a location as close to him as possible. At one workshop I spent so much time chatting with old friends that by the time I set up my gear I ended up Continue Reading …

Watercolor workshops how to tackle one

Attending watercolor workshops can be a lot of fun and also very positive for your watercolor painting development.  However sometimes people don’t get as much out of a workshop as they would could or would like. I have attended quite a number of workshops mostly for watercolor but also for different media and I also Continue Reading …