Category Archives: Painting skies

How to paint skies with watercolors.

Watercolor painting demo of warm red sky and reflections

Lake Bonney sunset completed watercolor painting demonstration by Joe Cartwright

I have just finished posting my latest watercolor painting demonstration. This one is of Lake Bonney in South Australia. You can view the complete demo at this link: Lake Bonney watecolor painting demonstration. You can see the finished watercolor painting below.  

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 …»

Removing stray watercolor droplets in your sky

Stray watercolor droplets in the sky Sometime when you are painting the odd tiny drop of watercolor paint will land on a light area of your painting like the sky. How can you fix this? One way is to very quickly touch it with the tip of a tissue. Don’t press on it or you 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 …»