Category Archives: Beginners Guide to Watercolor Painting

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

Watercolor Landscape Painting Demonstration of Mountain Valley Scene

Watercolor painting From Tamborine Mountain, Queensland

Latest watercolor landscape demonstration I have just posted my latest landscape demonstration. This watercolor (watercolour) painting is of the view from Mt Tamborine in Queensland, Australia. The demo teaches how to handle green in the landscape as well as creating a distant vista with watercolor.  How to utilise tree shapes to enhance the composition and Continue Reading …

How to paint a river landscape with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting Grose River, Yarramundi, NSW

Grose river watercolor landscape I have just finished posting my latest watercolor (watercolour) landscape demonstration. It is of the Grose River which runs through the Blue Mountains on the edge of Sydney, Australia. This location is very close to my home. The demonstration covers a range of watercolor painting techniques which include painting skies and Continue Reading …

Earth watercolors and color mixing

French Ultramarine mixed with Burnt Sienna gives a strong dark color

Using Earth Watercolors The earth watercolors are already a mix of the three primary colors, however each leans a little towards one primary or secondary color. For instance, Burnt Sienna has a strong orange leaning, Raw Umber has a slight greenish tinge, Raw Sienna is a yellowish brown with a slight greenish tinge, while Yellow Continue Reading …

The watercolor color mixing formula

Cerulean Blue mixed with Aureolin results in a bright green color

Color mixing We can create a very simple formula from what was covered in the previous segment on color mixing, that will tell us whether we will end up with a dull (tertiary – three primary colors) or more pure color (secondary – two primary colors) from the mixture of two pigments. If we mix Continue Reading …

Color mixing formula, how to mix bright versus dull watercolor colors

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

Color mixing formula All too often students find themselves wondering where a particular color has come from. They set out to create a bright green with a blue and yellow watercolors but they do not quite get the color mixture they were after. Instead of a bright green they end up with one which is Continue Reading …

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