Pen and Wash or Watercolor

I recently ran a Pen and Wash workshop at Fay Boyds Fine Art School in Grafton, NSW, during which one of the paintings produced was a landscape of a scene in the Capertee Valley. After the workshop I painted the same scene only this time it was done purely in watercolor. I thought you might Continue Reading …»

Plein Air Painting with Watercolors and Inks

My basic plein air watercolor painting kit

My wife (Sue) and I recently spent three weeks travelling through parts of Central Australia. We travelled around the Kimberley region of Western Australia and finished up at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Most of the time we were on a organized tour. So I thought I would cover some issues to consider when trying to Continue Reading …»

Watercolor painting with coffee

Quick Sketch of simple Beach Scene watercolor painting using instant coffee

A few years ago I was on my way to do a watercolor painting demonstration at a Sydney art society when I had a sudden panic attack as I thought I may have left my palette back at my studio. I was too far from home to turn back. I pulled over and checked my Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Painting workshop Wallabadah

My workshop set up including video camera and projector

I have just returned from running a three day watercolor painting workshop for the Wallabadah Art Group. Wallabadah is a small New South Wales country town, set amongst beautiful scenery, with an eager and active art community that organise regular workshops in all mediums. My host was Tania Hartigan whose family owns a 600 acre Continue Reading …»

Watercolor Painting Mistakes

Rusty old truck avoiding common watercolor painting mistakes

Here are the common watercolor painting  mistakes a beginner watercolor artist often makes that would cause him, or her, to feel the medium is difficult. I remember when I first started it was all a bit of a challenge, but because I was challenge driven I had no problem continuing on to a good level Continue Reading …»