Landscape Watercolour Painting

View of Sydney Harbour c1817

View of Sydney Harbour c1817 - Edward Charles Close (1790-1886), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Landscape watercolour painting began with the works of  the early renaissance painters such as Albrecht Dürer. Hans Bol, a Flemish painter and draftsman was also an early landscape painter in the medium. Read More

Watercolour paintings by Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht D Akelei

Albrecht D Akelei – Albrecht Dürer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Who was Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer was a German Renaissance artist, thinker and printmaker. His most innovative works were his drawings, watercolour, engravings and woodcuts. Albrecht Dürer’s watercolour works distinguished him among the first European nature artists, and his subjects include portraits, landscapes, nudes, and religious themes. He travelled extensively and was influenced by the Italian Renaissance, contributing to his artistic insight and creative ability.Read More

How to Create an NFT from your physical artwork

Framed NFT

Credit to Chetraruc for this image

If you’re a traditional artist, you might be a bit mystified by the latest trend of NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens). At some point everyone who hears about it, and decides to research the topic has to learn the basics of how they work. This article will explore the basics of creating an NFT from an artist’s perspective.Read More

The Watercolour Wash and Blending Techniques

Watercolour Blending

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Whether you’re a beginner, or at a more advanced level, the watercolour wash is one of the most fundamental techniques to learn. The watercolour wash has a number of different watercolour blending techniques that you can use to develop your paintings. Read More

How to create a watercolour drawing or painting

Watercolour paint set

If you don’t have much experience with watercolours, you’re probably wondering how to create a watercolour drawing or painting. You’ve seen the quality of work that other artists produce, but how do they do it? With any complex or difficult process it’s best to start with the basics, and build on your knowledge. If you start by learning the basics from a trusted source, then at least you can be sure you’re getting the right informationRead More

Exhibition of watercolour paintings by HRH Prince Charles

A new exhibition of watercolour paintings by Prince Charles has recently opened, displaying 79 works at the Garrison Chapel in Chelsea Barracks, Belgravia, London. Unless you’re an avid royal watcher, you most likely wouldn’t know that the Prince of Wales has a passion for watercolour painting, especially plein air painting. He also says that “The great thing about painting is that you are making your own individual interpretation of whatever view you have chosen.”
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Escoda Ultimo Mop Synthetic Review

Escoda Mop Synthetic 14

Escoda are a Spanish brush making company from Barcelona. This review features the Escoda Ultimo Mop Synthetic, size 14. The mop brush is an important part of the watercolour painter’s kit, and is indispensable for covering large areas. The larger sizes can be quite pricey, especially the natural hair squirrel mop brushes. If you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a large squirrel mop there are alternatives. Synthetic brushes often conjure up mental images of inferior performance, and water holding ability. Can a synthetic give a similar result to the natural brush, and is it worth spending your hard earned money on?
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How social media is influencing and owning art

Social Media Apps

If you’re creating and sharing art on social media then you’ll have no doubt experienced the phenomenon of influence. Social media platforms views and reactions often greatly influence how we perceive our own creations as artists. In the past artists would create artwork, and they might show a few close friends, familyRead More

Mijello Fusion 18 airtight watercolour palette review

Mijello Fusion Airtight Watercolor 18-Well Blue Palette

The Mijello Fusion 18 palette is a versatile palette, with a compact size that is easy to carry. The palette features a clear mixing tray on the top lid, and two white mixing areas on the lower section. Mijello claims that this allows you to mix true colours. After testing it, there were no problems with colour distortion from palette to paper. The palette features 18 wells Read More

JMW Turner Watercolour Artist

Venice JMW Turner

Venice: Casa Grimani and The Rialto - JMW Turner - Circa 1839 National Gallery, London

J.M.W. Turner was a landscape and historical artist, watercolourist, persistent explorer, and writer. He was also a teacher who represented the energy, inventiveness, and inquiring attitude of his period. Discover the world’s biggest selection of Turner’s sketches, paintings, and watercolours, as well as the artist’s distinctive views on his thinking and artistic approach.   Download this eBook to enjoy his work as he traveled across the United Kingdom and Europe. You can also discover new topics, techniques, and methods while admiring his paintings, and designs.

Who was JMW TURNER and where did he live?

Turner was an English painter in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He was one of the best watercolour painters, and his whirling, light-filled romantic paintings of landscapes Read More

Sakura water brush review

Sakura Waterbrush Nibs

The best thing about the Sakura water brush is that it’s very portable, and you can easily take it anywhere. It’s shape is like a pen. In this Sakura water brush review, I’ll cover as many aspects as possible, so that you can decide if it’s the product for you. To use the brush, you simply fill it with water, Read More