Category Archives: Beginner’s guide

Watercolour painting information particularly useful for the beginner watercolour artist.

Watercolour Techniques: edges, wet on wet, dry brush, etc.

The Breakaway watercolour painting by Joe Cartwright

I am currently producing a series of articles and demonstrations that will make up a Beginner’s Guide to Watercolour Painting. The Breakaway, Windsor, NSW The first in this series, which will appear under the Watercolour Techniques section of my Painting With Watercolors website, covers the subject of the different types of edges we create as […]

Reflections and Shadows when Painting with Watercolours

Boats and reflections, Mevagissy,Cornwall, UK photo by Joe Cartwright

I have just posted an article on my Painting With Watercolors web site covering the topic of shadows and reflections with watercolor. It is not meant to be an exhaustive article but more one that covers some point I have found students often have difficulty with their watercolour painting of these subjects. I have just […]

How to Paint Eucalyptus Trees in Watercolour

How to paint gum trees watercolour demonstration by Joe Cartwright

Hi Folks, I have just finished my demonstration on how to paint gum trees with watercolour.  In Australia you can’t paint landscapes without knowing how to paint eucalyptus trees.  We have many different types but I have settled on a light barked tree as they can be very impressive when done well. My demo isn’t […]