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

«Now I've learned watercolour painting!» «Every painting from now on are going to be great!» 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…

A minor setback

I've really felt that I've been on a watercolour streak for the last couple of weeks. My paintings are far from flawless. But considering the short time I've spent working with the medium, I have felt that the outcomes have been quite nice. This painting became a minor setback, though. It's based on a tutorial…

New layout – what do you think?

If anyone's visited my site the past day, you may have noticed quite a few changes. To sum up; I've been doing some of the changes I've been wanting to do for a lo(oo)ng time. The main reason is to make the site a place to explore, but at the same time keeping it straightforward…

Loose cars in France

Another watercolour session. This painting is based on a tutorial by Tim Wilmot teaching how to paint cars in a loose style. I've often struggled with drawing and painting both cars, boats, bikes etc., so this was a much needed exercise for me. Anyway, I started with a quick sketch. Again, keeping it loose, not…

An Italian landscape

Watercolour, watercolour, watercolour. That's what's absorbing all my time in the painting room at the moment. After acquiring – some – understanding of different techniques and possibilities in watercolour painting I just can't seem to get enough. I like the way the water makes the colours blend. How it dries so quickly. Doing a wash.…

Into the city

I'm getting in a lot of watercolour time at the moment, which I really enjoy as I do feel there's some progress in my painting. So this one is another tutorial based painting, made from a video by Tim Wilmot. The scene is from the South of France, I think, with some brick buildings, a…