Light in city streets

This painting is based on a tutorial by Tim Wilmot, and shows a city street in Bergerac, France. City streets I must say I'm hooked on watercolour painting at the moment, and find it hard to use other mediums when it's time to sit down by the painting table. It's just a very fun –…

Back to tutorials

It's been kind of depressing quitting the tutorials, trying to paint watercolour paintings all by myself. It's also shown in the paintings themselves. This is the watercolour paintings I've painted using tutorials: Boats at the beachA Venezia strollA stroll in the cityLoose cars in FranceA view from ItalyDried up boats Disappointing setback And these are…

A day at the beach

A sunny pastime

Sitting by my work table one day, not quite knowing what to do, I started on a little doodle on my drawing paper. It started with some cars and people, then a palm tree and suddenly there was the ocean as well. It became clear that this was a drawing of one of those warm…

A street alley

A dark street alley

I painted this one during a free hour in the middle of the day. There isn't much to say about it, other than that this is how it turned out, and I guess thats okay πŸ™‚ It's inspired by an actual street alley in Thailand, which we passed by during a stay there a few…

It’s going a bit downhill

After I stopped using tutorial videos for my watercolour painting, it has all (excuse my language) gone to crap. Everything I make basically looks like a childs painting. Artificial colours Too dark paint Bad proportions Sloppy lines I am really starting to lose my self esteem with this medium. This is the photograph the painting…

It just doesn’t look right

Today I wanted to do a watercolour painting of a floating village we passed in a boat when we were traveling in Vietnam a few years back. It was just south of Halong bay, floating outside a harbour. There was also dogs living there (which I drew in on the sketch but forgot to paint...).…

Speed drawing people

For the past month, I've been trying to loosen up my drawing style a bit. I feel that I'm always putting too much time and details into my drawings, which makes them look unrealistic and overworked. There's just no room for the brain to itself put in the final details. So, as part of my…

Going solo – second attempt

My first attempt on making a watercolour painting without any help or guidance turned out quite bad. Read all about it in my last post. With bad paintings, it's often best to get on with the next one as soon as possible. But todays painting ended up more like a sketch than a painting.. I…

Going solo – the hard truth

Today I decided to take the leap, and have a go at a watercolour painting with no use of any help or tutorials. It shows. I wanted to paint a lighthouse we visited in California a few years ago, driving the Highway 1. It looked like this: There are so many opportunities here, which I…

Getting overconfident

Β«Now I've learned watercolour painting!Β» Β«Every painting from now on are going to be great!Β» That's probably the thoughts that's been spinning in my head after doing my first five or six watercolour paintings. With a tutorial video at hand, they've all turned out better than expected. So I've felt like I've been on a…