Category Archives: Class paintings

These are watercolor paintings which I have done with my students as class exercises. You are welcome to try they out yourself if you like. My original photo reference and the finished watercolor painting are included.

Wet street painting with reflections

Wet weather watercolor painting: Reference photo of William Street, Bathurst.

This wet street painting was inspired by a photo I took one morning while I was leaving Bathurst. It had been raining earlier but the rain had stopped and the sun was just breaking through the clouds. I love painting wet weather scenes as it opens up some exciting design possibilities. Reference photo for wet Continue Reading …

San Giorgio dei Greci in Venice Italy

Leaning tower of San Giorgio dei Greci

This is my latest watercolor painting of Venice it features the leaning tower of San Giorgio dei Greci which means “Saint George of the Greeks.” It is a Greek Orthodox Cathedral. I never get tired of painting scenes of Venice, the atmosphere, sense of history, and myriad of textures and earth colors, all say paint 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  the 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 …

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 …

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