Simple watercolor painting subject

Simple watercolor paintings for beginners - egg shells

Here is a simple watercolor painting subject for beginners. It is also a good subject if you are sitting around your home and not feeling too inspired. It will get your creative juices flowing without a great deal of emotional investment on your part. I have a number of other similar simple watercolor paintings for Continue Reading …

Watercolor painting – Foggy morning Clarence River

Foggy morning on Clarence River in Grafton watercolor painting

Here is last week’s class watercolor painting. It is based on a photo I took one foggy morning of a couple of sail boats on the Clarence River, before a watercolor workshop I was running in Grafton, NSW. I especially liked the mist on the distant shore which is the subject I wanted to teach Continue Reading …

Painting mist

Mist around The Three Sisters, watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

Last week’s Saturday class painting was about how to paint mist. In particular it was about painting mist around The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney. The reference photo was provided by my friend Rob Weaver, The Backard Watercolorist, who captured this image from the Scenic Railway at Katoomba. It caught my Continue Reading …

Wet weather street painting

Bathurst in the rain wet weather street painting by Joe Cartwright

Here is the wet weather street painting I did with my students last week. Actually the painting was completed over three classes. Here are the three main stages: Drawing a street scene The first week we covered how to draw a street scene. The key point is to start with eye level (horizon) and then Continue Reading …

Painting light with watercolors

Hawkesbury River at Yarramundi plein air watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

Recently I produced a couple of plein air paintings which I felt really captured the light. Painting light or how to represent light always fascinates me. So when I get it to work I am really happy. Both of these watercolor paintings were done at Yarramundi Reserve. The reserve is situated at the junction of Continue Reading …

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