Category Archives: Watercolor lessons

Watercolor painting lessons, demonstrations and workshops.

Watercolor Landscape Painting Demonstration of Mountain Valley Scene

Watercolor painting From Tamborine Mountain, Queensland

Latest watercolor landscape demonstration I have just posted my latest landscape demonstration. This watercolor (watercolour) painting is of the view from Mt Tamborine in Queensland, Australia. The demo teaches how to handle green in the landscape as well as creating a distant vista with watercolor.  How to utilise tree shapes to enhance the composition and Continue Reading …

Venice dramatic sunset watercolor demonstration

Venice Sunset lights completed watercolor painting

I have recently added my latest watercolor painting demonstration under the demonstrations section of this website. The topic is how to paint a dramatic sunset, set in Venice, Italy. If you would like to have a look at the demonstration you can click on this link: Dramatic Venetian sunset watercolor demonstration Happy painting, Joe Cartwright 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 …

How to paint sand and hills with watercolor

Finished watercolor painting of simple beach scene

Painting the hills with watercolor In this step, figure 5, paint the distant hills, leaving a few untouched areas at the bottom of the closest hill were rocks will be place in the next step. Paint one wash over both hills and let it dry thoroughly. Now paint the foreground hill with a similar strength Continue Reading …

Painting the sky and clouds with watercolor

Simple Beach Scene painting the sky and clouds with watercolors

Painting the sky and clouds After doing the drawing our first watercolor painting step is painting the sky and clouds. Create a very weak mixture of French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna, about the strength of a weak cup of tea. Then using the side of a round brush loaded with only clean water, wet the Continue Reading …

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