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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