Mt Wilson Autumn Colors

Mt Wilson Autumn colors watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

This is a watercolor landscape painting I started just before my wife and I took a three-week trip to the Australian outback. I finished it on the weekend. It was an interesting challenge to paint all that green in with the bright autumn colours and I am very happy with the result. I used a Continue Reading …»

Watercolor newsletter June 2012

Light over old shearing shed reference photo

Watercolor Newsletter #1 – June 2012 Welcome to my first Painting With Watercolors (watercolours) newsletter. It is intended as a summary of what has gone on with regards to my Painting With Watercolor site in between newsletter releases. Primarily this will include new demonstrations and articles. I hope to include some other interesting and useful Continue Reading …»

Removing cockles and wrinkles from watercolor paper

Watercolor painting Rising Mist boat painting by Joe Cartwright

If you do not stretch your watercolor paper you will usually find that your paper has cockled (the creasing or wrinkling of a surface) or warped during painting to a varying degree. Then when you try to frame it your painting will not sit flat on its mat. To help with this problem I have Continue Reading …»

Featured Artist at Winmalee Artfest 2012

Ashton watercolor painting portrait by Joe Cartwright

Winmalee Artfest 2012 I have been honoured to be appointed the feature artist at this year’s Winmalee Artfest exhibition. I will be there on opening night and would love to meet with you if you can make it. I will have 11 of my water colour and pen, ink and wash works on display. Here Continue Reading …»

The two most important ingredients for watercolor painting

Coffs Harbor sailing boats at sunrise watercolor painting. Golden colors, sparkle on water with reflections of boats.

 Watercolor painting ingredients Obviously the quality of the watercolor paper, brushes and paints you use will be important to your painting success but without a thorough understanding of water and what happens to it over time you will find yourself really working hard to keep up with what is happening on your watercolor painting surface. Continue Reading …»

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