Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simple Beginners Painting

I have just started putting together some demonstrations and articles for beginner watercolor artists. Basically it will be like a beginners guide to watercolor and will mainly cover the topics I tackle with my students in about the first 6 weeks of class.

The first demonstration uses only two colors, so the student can concentrate more on technique rather than color mixing.

It is one of the very first paintings I have my new students do. It teaches them some useful skills and hopefully gives them a little painting to take home. It is usually painted on 1/16th sheet.

Here is a picture of the finished watercolor painting:

Simple watercolor painting of a beach scene

Future articles and demonstrations will include color mixing, painting rocks, painting trees, different edges you can paint with a round watercolor brush (already done), how to use a spray bottle, how to paint with splatter, using masking and candle wax, etc

Happy Painting,

Joe Cartwright


Studio at the Farm said...

Amazing what you created with only two colors.

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Leslie Lim said...

This is a great website, so many people need this information, thanks for providing it. I love your color scheme too!


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