Painters block is not much fun. You sit there looking at your paper wondering what to paint. To try and regain some inspiration I’ve decided to change the Watercolor paper I use from Arches 140lb Not Surface to Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed 140lb hoping that will liven things up a little. Not only the change in paper I’m also going to tackle subjects I find challenging. I’m starting off with flowers.
This video will give you some idea of the challenges I faced while painting this watercolor. If you have a go at this painting the image is attached below, so give it ago. I know there are a few artists on PW that can handle this subject easily. I would love to see what they can do.
I was getting a little frustrated today using 140lb not surface paper, felt like I needed a change. Went off down the art shop and picked up some Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed 140lb watercolour paper to play around with. I thought I’d video the exercise to show others how it went. The paper was great to paint on, Creating those lovely soft edges felt easier on a smoother paper. Thoroughly enjoyed the painting experience. The place I buy my paper from when using mail order in the UK is Ken Bromley very competitively priced. Its worth a look. If your interested in buying any of my work you can check out my eBay Auctions Here
I’m often asked which studio lights I use in my studio to give consistent bright lighting. I use my lights for watercolour painting and video lessons. There are many different studio lighting options available. My simple lighting system cost around £42.00 from Amazon and has served me brilliantly. Below is a short video that simply explains what I use.
After you’ve bought your lights how about taking part in one of our watercolor activities Follow this link to Paint with me
Hi all, Howard posted his painting on Pure Watercolour and needed a bit of help. I looked at the ref image and thought it would make an excellent lesson so thought it better to produce a video than to try to explain to Howard how I would do it.
Mines far from perfect but I enjoyed painting it very much. Hope you all have ago, looking forward to seeing your efforts.
If you wanted to learn to paint watercolours or to improve your existing skills come along to Pure Watercolour and join in this watercolour activity. follow the link below sign up and become a free member. Patrick will paint Plein Air you can watch the video then download the reference image and when you’ve completed your painting post it in the forums for others members to see. Join in the fun, I hope to chat to you there!
Join me for my latest watercolour workshop on Udemy will show you how to paint boats, sea, and sky in simple steps. If you wish after completing the course you can post your finished painting in the specially designated forum on Pure Watercolour.
Watch my intro video and see what you will be learning and then click on the link below to be taken straight to the enrollment page.
This watercolour demonstration will help you understand colour, shadows, lights and dark’s (values) The tips in this demonstration teach’s you how to soften edges, create light and interest in your work. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the exact colours just use what is closest in your paint box. The most important thing is to have a go.
After completing your painting drop by the forum where members critique each others work. Personally I can’t critique all work but will do my best to critique some.
New Video Uploads – Frame Your Paintings Cheaply But Well.
Hi all, I thought this latest video might be of some use to those that are on a budget when framing. This video isn’t saying put cheap rubbish around your latest masterpiece. With the methods outlined in this video, I’ve found excellent frames for a few pounds.