Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recent Awards

I have received two Highly Commended awards this week.
One was at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the Venice watercolor painting below, and the other was for a watercolor street scene titled "Victoria Road, Gladesville" at the Artfest 2011 Art Show in the Blue Mountains, NSW (this painting is also shown below, though I have posted it in the past). My Venice painting sold, which always puts a smile on an artist's face :-)
Just thought I would share the good news.

Happy painting,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pink Magnolias

I have just finished doing this painting in my class. It was painted over a couple of sessions and with more detail than I normally put in landscape paintings, but it is just the way I feel I have to paint these flowers.

I selected this subject so my students could learn how to do more detailed work as well as how to use masking liquid with their watercolor painting.

The painting was done on Arches 300 g.s.m. cold press paper, size is a quarter sheet (37cm x 27cm).

I will be putting this up on my painting with watercolor web site as a demonstration in a little while.

Happy painting,

Joe Cartwright