Hawkesbury Art Prize – Finalist

From Streeton Lookout Freemans Reach pen and ink

This week I received the good news that I am a finalist in the $10,000 Hawkesbury Art Prize. Historically, the Hawkesbury has a strong association with art and artists, which dates back to Australia’s earliest European settlement. The art prize is also a commitment to recognise these historical ties, and strengthen the cultural artistic community Continue Reading …

Watercolor painting newsletter October 2012

Welcome to my second Watercolor Painting Newsletter. This edition updates you on recent articles and demonstrations I have posted on my Painting With Watercolors website. I have also given the results of the watercolor survey I conducted. Recent articles Plein Air Painting with Watercolors and Inks My wife (Sue) and I recently spent three weeks travelling Continue Reading …

Sunset watercolor painting – Lake Bonney

Lake Bonney SA reference photo for watercolor painting. Warm red sunset with red reflections.

Lake Bonney sunset watercolor painting How to create a sunset watercolor painting was the topic for my Monday watercolor class this week.  For this work I chose a sunset scene with lots of warm colors and interesting reflections. The reference photo was provided by my friend Robyn Lovelock and is of Lake Bonney in South Continue Reading …

Water color painting: River scene with lots of green and reflections

Nepean River shallows reflections watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

As I run weekly water color painting classes I thought you might like to see each work which is produced on a weekly basis. Most paintings take about two classes to complete, each of about two and a half hours duration. However some are finished in one week and others take three or more. This Continue Reading …

Pen and Wash or Watercolor

I recently ran a Pen and Wash workshop at Fay Boyds Fine Art School in Grafton, NSW, during which one of the paintings produced was a landscape of a scene in the Capertee Valley. After the workshop I painted the same scene only this time it was done purely in watercolor. I thought you might Continue Reading …

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