The Fine Art of Watercolour Painting
Watercolour Tips & Techniques
This section of the website will be forever continually redecorated!
Watercolour Painting Techniques:
For me there is something truly beautiful about mixing a sumptuosly coloured soft pigment
with a fine, water laden sleek brush and gently floating it across a sheet of pristine white, soft and delicate sheet of stretched watercolour paper, then watching the pigments take on a life of their own.
Learning to paint takes us on a journey of discovery with no final destination.
Like building a jigsaw we slowly pick up the pieces, collecting tips and techniques and revelations;
from other artists and by observing the world around us.
We are constantly surrounded by examples of light and shade, colour, perspective and atmosphere.
Even when not painting we can be looking for inspiration, developing a greater understanding and as a result continue to grow as artists.
In this section of the website you will find examples of the insights and information I have absorbed along my journey.
Over the years I have gradually picked up the following
tips and pieces of information that have been vital to improving my painting skills.
- Watercolour Basics,
- Stretching Paper,
- Lost and Found Edges,
- Drawing & Sketching,
- Negative space,
- Washes of colour,
- Mixing Colours,
- Colour Theory,
- Tonal Value,
- Focal Point,
- Choosing a subject,
- Colour Contrast,
- Atmospheric Perspective,
- Greys and Neutrals,
- Contre Jour,
- The studio,
- Plein Air.