Category Archives: Paintings

Autmun colours Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Mt Wilson Autumn watercolour painting by Joe Cartwright

This is a watercolour painting I started just before my wife and I took a three week trip to the Australian outback. I finished it on the weekend. It was an interesting challenge to paint all that green in with the bright autumn colours and I am very happy with the result. Watercolour landscape painting […]

Sunrise over The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW

Sunrise over The Three Sisters watercolour painting by Joe Cartwright

The Three Sisters Here is my latest watercolour painting. I think the title tells you all about it really. I particularly like this type of scene and feel it is just made for watercolour. It is mostly a wet on wet painting with warm and cool colours flowing into one another. The dark silhouette of the […]

Grose river New South Wales Watercolour Landscape

Grose River, Yarramundi, Reference Photo for watercolour landscape painting

This location is about 30 minutes from my home. The Grose river flows through the Blue Mountains, just on the outskirts of Sydney. I painted this watercolour from a photo I took of this scene earlier this year, one week before the area flooded after four days of constant rain which will be the subject […]

Urban Watercolour Painting, Street Scene

Early Morning Bridge Street Watercolour Painting by Joe Cartwright

This is a painting I completed this week. It is of a street in Melbourne, Australia. I have painted it a number of times and enjoy the challenge of creating the feeling of depth and atmosphere. Melbourne’s electric trams and power lines add and extra opportunity to play with the design of my watercolour. Painted […]

Victoria Bridge Penrith Australia

Watercolour painting of Victoria Bridge Reflections, Penrith by Joe Cartwright

This is a watercolour painting of a river scene I finished on the weekend. It is painted on a quarter sheet of Arches Cold Press, 300 gsm paper. The painting is primarily of the reflections, the bridge itself is not that inspiring by the reflections were great. As it was a misty morning with the […]