Category Archives: Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting

This Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting category is for articles especially written for new watercolor artists.

Watercolor painting of shadows and reflections continued

Shadows and reflections in same direction if the light is towards the viewer

More about painting shadows and reflections When looking at shadows and reflections one is usually more dominant than the other. On wet sand the reflection can dominate. On dry sand there is no reflection just shadow. In figure 6 below, see how the shadow is not very distinct, this is because it is on the Continue Reading …»

How to paint shadows with watercolor

Reflections of Buildings and Boats

How to Paint Shadows Cast shadows are away from the sun. So to see where to place them in your painting you must first look at where the light is shining from. The shadow will be opposite the direction of the sunlight. There is no great secret with how to paint shadows. If you are Continue Reading …»

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 …»

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