Category Archives: Watercolor lessons

Watercolor painting lessons, demonstrations and workshops.

Forth Bridge – Scotland

Forth Bridge Scotland Watercolor painting by Joe Cartwright

I painted this watercolor painting of the Forth Bridge in Scotland as a gift to a very close family friend. He has often mentioned how much he admired this bridge so I thought I would surprise him with this little gift when we visited him in Oregon. I have seen this bridge myself and could 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 …╗

Simple watercolor painting subject

Simple watercolor paintings for beginners - egg shells

Here is a simple watercolor painting subject for beginners. It is also a good subject if you are sitting around your home and not feeling too inspired. It will get your creative juices flowing without a great deal of emotional investment on your part. I have a number of other similar simple watercolor paintings for Continue Reading …╗

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.  

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 ┬ámy wife’s favorite tree in our garden. I looked for an image Continue Reading …╗

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