Tag Archives: Landscape

Plein air watercolor painting

plein air watercolor painting title Misty morning Yarramundi by Joe Cartwright

Plein air watercolor painting has many challenges however its benefits make any effort you make well worth it. Not only has my work improved dramatically through painting outdoors but I also find the experience very relaxing and beneficial mentally. Only working from photos, especially those you did not take yourself, can be very limiting as Continue Reading …»

Watercolor painting demonstration – Pughs Lagoon

Watercolor Painting of Pughs Lagoon by Joe Cartwright

The subject of this scene is really the early morning light on the grassed hillside. Pughs Lagoon is about 30 minutes from my home and a popular site for local artists. This painting was done en plein air and, as I was quite happy with the result, I thought I would go through the steps Continue Reading …»

Plein air watercolor landscape painting

Plein air watercolor landscape painting of Luddenham Farmland

Here is today’s plein air watercolor landscape painting I did with my Thursday plein air group. The location is in Luddenham, a semi rural area just outside of Sydney, Australia. It was a lovely day to be painting outdoors. Warm but not too hot, few clouds so no moving shadows to contend with, and no Continue Reading …»

Pen and Wash or Watercolor

I recently ran a Pen and Wash workshop at Fay Boyds Fine Art School in Grafton, NSW, during which one of the paintings produced was a landscape of a scene in the Capertee Valley. After the workshop I painted the same scene only this time it was done purely in watercolor. I thought you might Continue Reading …»

Painting skies

[singlepic id=60 w=320 h=240 float=center] Tone of the Sky The sky is usually the lightest part of your painting – better too light than too dark. If you paint your sky to strong a tone then you will have to paint other parts of your painting even stronger which will reduce the transparency of your painting i.e. Continue Reading …»