Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wet in wet techniques

Here's a video demonstration by artist Patrick-Ley Greaves that unfolds the secrets of watercolor's most important but baffling technique - wet in wet. Watch Patrick painting a sunset over the mountains effortlessly. There are many lessons one can take from this demo: how he blends the colors on the paper, his application of the paint with differing thickness, the movement of his brush strokes and so on. I hope one can go on to discover the joy of watercolor painting by practising hard, even if it is just this one video lesson. For more of his videos and artwork, please visit his site at watercolour-blog.co.uk

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How to paint a variegated wash

Want to paint an evening sky in watercolor?. A variegated wash really helps as Robert Davies shows in this video. Also, there's more for you to discover at his website: http://www.how-to-draw-and-paint.com/

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


One of the basic requirements of a good watercolor is mastery over the washes. And that comes by practice and practice and practice. So, anything you feel like painting, just go ahead. I came across this watermelon which appeared juicy on that reference picture and just wanted to paint it, though I know
it's not as juicy as the original is. I am somewhat happy with the overall result. But the washes... I know it's a long way to go for me.