How to paint water

Wet on wet internal reflections

How to paint water with watercolor paints? While this article on how to paint water relates to how to paint with watercolors specifically most of the information also applies to all other artist’s mediums. Whole books have been written on this subject so I shall only cover the key points here. Watercolors are perfect for Continue Reading …»

Painting the sea, people and birds with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Painting the sea Now the sand is done we will now look at painting the sea. Using the same mix of watercolor paints but make sure the consistency is stronger than that used for the sky; we use a dry brush technique to paint the water. I use the point of my brush to establish Continue Reading …»

How to paint sand and hills with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Painting the hills with watercolor In this step, figure 5, paint the distant hills, leaving a few untouched areas at the bottom of the closest hill were rocks will be place in the next step. Paint one wash over both hills and let it dry thoroughly. Now paint the foreground hill with a similar strength Continue Reading …»

Painting the sky and clouds with watercolor

Simple Beach Scene painting the sky and clouds with watercolors

Painting the sky and clouds After doing the drawing our first watercolor painting step is painting the sky and clouds. Create a very weak mixture of French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna, about the strength of a weak cup of tea. Then using the side of a round brush loaded with only clean water, wet the Continue Reading …»

How to Paint with Watercolors: Simple Painting

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Simple Watercolor Painting of a Seascape for beginner watercolor artists This is a simple painting I usually have my watercolor students do in their second or third class. It gives them experience with most of the different edge effects you can create with watercolor paint and a round brush. As it is painted on a Continue Reading …»