Plein air watercolor landscape painting

Plein air watercolor landscape painting of Luddenham Farmland

Here is today’s plein air watercolor landscape painting I did with my Thursday plein air group. The location is in Luddenham, a semi rural area just outside of Sydney, Australia. It was a lovely day to be painting outdoors. Warm but not too hot, few clouds so no moving shadows to contend with, and no Continue Reading …╗

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting Rising Mist boat painting by Joe Cartwright

What is watercolor painting? If you tackle the subject from the point of view of painting with colored water, rather than watercolor paint you may find it easier to understand. By considering watercolor painting as dealing with colored water you are forced to give more thought to the water component. Water is the most important Continue Reading …╗

Watercolor painting of Bells of St Mark’s Campanile

Watercolor paintng of Bell Tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice by Joe Cartwright

This watercolor painting of bells, specifically the Bells of St Mark’s Campanile, the┬á┬áthe Bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica, in Venice, Italy, was completed by my class last week. It was a subject they had not done before and I thought it would give them some good practice with drawing curved shapes. It also allowed Continue Reading …╗

Rhode Island Red Rooster

Rhode Island Red Rooster watercolor painting restricted washes

I did this watercolor painting of a Rhode Island Red rooster recently as part of a series on animals I am doing with my watercolor painting students. This subject can be tackled in various ways and I used two different techniques with my two classes. In the first watercolor painting I built the red watercolor Continue Reading …╗

Plein air watercolor painting in cold weather

Hawkesbury River plein air watercolor painting

Plein air watercolor painting in cold weather can present some unique challenges. If you are not aware of them your watercolor paintings could fail. Recently I went plein air painting with one of my friends. We had planned to paint the Hawkesbury River on the plains looking down from Freemans Reach above. The temperature was Continue Reading …╗

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