Watercolor Painting Techniques and Demonstrations

My name is Joe Cartwright and welcome to my watercolor painting website. I am an Australian watercolor artist and have been painting and teaching the subject for over 20 years. “Painting With Watercolors” is a resource for my students and other watercolor artists interested in furthering their skills and art career. Articles include, my blogwatercolor painting demonstrationstips and techniques, as well as advice on the business of art and selling paintings.

Examples of my watercolor art can be seen in the Gallery. My artwork covers a wide range of topics – landscapes, seascapes, river scenes, Venice , people and wildlife, flowers, street scenes, as well as pen and wash.  I do not feel inclined to specialize in any one category as almost any subject can make an interesting work of art.

Selection of my watercolor paintings


I have tried to make my comments apply generically to the field of watercolor painting, but obviously there are no absolutes in any field of endeavor. The longer I paint with this wonderful medium the more I discover how versatile watercolor painting can be. In the beginning you start by following certain “rules” but in time you realize there are really no rules. The comments I make on this site are based on my own style of watercolor painting and if you do not agree with something I say then that is quite OK. The important thing is to get out your watercolor materials and produce some paintings!

Watercolor painting has given me a great deal of pleasure over the years and I hope the demonstrations and watercolor techniques on this website  help you enjoy “Painting With Watercolors” as well!