Simple Watercolor Paintings: Size

Finished watercolor painting Early Morning, Pittwater, Sydney, Australia

Size of watercolor paintings So what is the difference between simple watercolor paintings and difficult ones?┬áThe biggest difference is often the size of your painting. The smaller the painting the easier it is to paint with watercolors. The reason for this is because the greater the area of paper you have wet at any one Continue Reading …╗

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.┬á How to utilise tree shapes to enhance the composition and Continue Reading …╗

Venice dramatic sunset watercolor demonstration

Venice Sunset lights completed watercolor painting

I have recently added my latest watercolor painting demonstration under the demonstrations section of this website. The topic is how to paint a dramatic sunset, set in Venice, Italy. If you would like to have a look at the demonstration you can click on this link: Dramatic Venetian sunset watercolor demonstration Happy painting, Joe Cartwright 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 …╗