Tag Archives: water

Watercolor painting techniques: paint wetness

West MacDonnell Ranges at sunset watercolor painting

A question I often get asked by new watercolor artists who are struggling with their watercolor painting techniques is, “How wet should their watercolor paint mixture be?”  Another is, “How wet should their watercolor paper be?” Paint wetness seems a simple enough topic but it can give newcomers to this art a lot of grief. 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 …»

The two most important ingredients for watercolor painting

Coffs Harbor sailing boats at sunrise watercolor painting. Golden colors, sparkle on water with reflections of boats.

 Watercolor painting ingredients Obviously the quality of the watercolor paper, brushes and paints you use will be important to your painting success but without a thorough understanding of water and what happens to it over time you will find yourself really working hard to keep up with what is happening on your watercolor painting surface. Continue Reading …»