Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Paint Eucalyptus Trees in Watercolor

Hi Folks,

I have just finished my demonstration on how to paint gum trees with watercolor.  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 meant to be a full painting. I just wanted to put down all the steps, that I normally run through with my students, with enough detail that they can easily follow along with their own work.

Step by Step how to paint gum tree demonstration
You can find the full demonstration on my Painting with Watercolor site here: How to Paint Gum Trees

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright

Painting Watercolor Landscape Paintings

I have recently posted a new demonstration on my Painting With Watercolor site. The painting is of a Australian rural landscape with gum trees.

Here is a picture of the finished painting.
Watercolor Landscape, near Rylstone, New South Wales
You can view the full step by step demonstration here: Painting a Landscape with Watercolor

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Watercolor Painting, Plein Air Tips and Advice

Plein air painting of Crookhaven Heads, New South Wales
My latest post on my Painting With Watercolor site covers the subject of plein air painting with watercolors.

When I first started painting plein air I found it a tremendous challenge and nearly gave up on it.  It was only after some intensive research did I realise that just about everything I was doing was wrong.  The article I posted covers what I did that didn't work along with what I did to correct it so that my success rate with painting outdoors improved dramatically.

You can find it at this location: Watercolor Painting: Plein Air.

I hope it is of some use or interest to you.

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright