Category Archives: Painting water

How to paint water when watercolor painting.

Plein air painting: Berowra Waters

Berowra Waters plein air watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

Last weekend we had a very pleasant get together with some close friends who live on Berowra Waters, New South Wales. I have visited them many times and always found myself spending a lot of time looking out at the beautiful view from their deck and wanting to paint it. This time I took the Continue Reading …

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 …

Pen and wash flower demonstration

Pink Magnolias flower pen and ink and watercolor wash

I have just posted, on my PenAndInkTechniques website, a demonstration of pen and wash drawing / painting of Pink Magnolias. The pen, ink and watercolor wash demonstration starts with the selection of a suitable reference photo. In this case the photo is of  my wife’s favorite tree in our garden. I looked for an image 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 …

How to paint a river landscape with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting Grose River, Yarramundi, NSW

Grose river watercolor landscape I have just finished posting my latest watercolor (watercolour) landscape demonstration. It is of the Grose River which runs through the Blue Mountains on the edge of Sydney, Australia. This location is very close to my home. The demonstration covers a range of watercolor painting techniques which include painting skies and Continue Reading …

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