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Wet watercolor paper first or not

Watercolor painting started by spattering water at the start

A common question I get asked by new students, or while doing a demonstration is, do I wet watercolor paper first or not? Rather than giving a simple yes or no answer to this question I must first talk about what happens when the paper is wet. With watercolor painting answers are easier to find by Continue Reading …»

Hawkesbury Art Prize – Finalist

From Streeton Lookout Freemans Reach pen and ink

This week I received the good news that I am a finalist in the $10,000 Hawkesbury Art Prize. Historically, the Hawkesbury has a strong association with art and artists, which dates back to Australia’s earliest European settlement. The art prize is also a commitment to recognise these historical ties, and strengthen the cultural artistic community Continue Reading …»

Latest watercolor landscape demo

Painting shadows finished Light over Shearing Shed

I have just finished posting my latest watercolor landscape demo. It is titled “Light over old Shearing Shed” and you can find it under the Watercolor Demonstrations tab of my main menu or by clicking here: Old Shearing Shed Should you have any questions please let me know. Happy painting Joe

Featured Artist at Winmalee Artfest 2012

Ashton watercolor painting portrait by Joe Cartwright

Winmalee Artfest 2012 I have been honoured to be appointed the feature artist at this year’s Winmalee Artfest exhibition. I will be there on opening night and would love to meet with you if you can make it. I will have 11 of my water colour and pen, ink and wash works on display. Here Continue Reading …»

Winmalee Autumn Artfest 2012

Title: Winmalee Autumn Artfest 2012Location: Winmalee Hight School, High School Drive, Winmalee, NSWLink out: Click hereDescription: I am the featured artist at Artfest 2012 this year. I will have about 11 paintings exhibited. There are hundreds of other artworks on display as well so a visit would be quite worth your while. Opening night is Continue Reading …»