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.

Tea Gardens sunrise watercolor painting

Watercolor Paintng Tea Gardens sunrise with house boat on Myall River

This is a class demonstration watercolor painting titled “Tea Gardens Sunrise over the Myall river, New South Wales”. I was attracted to this scene by the light reflected on the water of the Myall River at Tea Gardens in New South Wales. Watercolor is a great medium for capturing light so decided to do this Continue Reading …

Watercolor painting: Venice Storm Clouds

Venice Storm Clouds over San Giorgio Maggiore watercolor painting

This is a recent class watercolor painting I did with my Saturday students. It was inspired by a photo I took when I was in Venice, Italy, a few years ago on a painting holiday. I knew a real storm was brewing when all the concession holders along the foreshore were rushing to close up Continue Reading …

Sunset watercolor painting – Lake Bonney

Lake Bonney SA reference photo for watercolor painting. Warm red sunset with red reflections.

Lake Bonney sunset watercolor painting How to create a sunset watercolor painting was the topic for my Monday watercolor class this week.  For this work I chose a sunset scene with lots of warm colors and interesting reflections. The reference photo was provided by my friend Robyn Lovelock and is of Lake Bonney in South Continue Reading …

Water color painting: River scene with lots of green and reflections

Nepean River shallows reflections watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

As I run weekly water color painting classes I thought you might like to see each work which is produced on a weekly basis. Most paintings take about two classes to complete, each of about two and a half hours duration. However some are finished in one week and others take three or more. This Continue Reading …

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