Watercolour painting demonstration of boats and mist

San Diego Harbour, Lifting Mist

Rising Mist boat watercolour painting

Rising mist watercolour painting by Joe Cartwright

I have just loaded my latest watercolour demonstration painting. The painting is titled “Rising Mist” and is of an early morning scene on San Diego harbour with the mist rising. It is based on a photo my wife took a number of years ago as she was sailing out of the harbour on the way down to Mexico.

You can find the demonstration at this link: Rising Mist boat and sea watercolour demonstration

The step by step demonstration takes you from the initial photographic inspiration, through how to draw boats and objects into the light, the initial wet on wet under wash, how to create a mist effect with watercolour paint, painting boat details and finishing with how to paint the reflections on the water.

I hope you find it of interest and use!

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright