A walk on the countryside

A walk on the countryside

Another tutorial painting by Tim Wilmot. And this was a fun one, since I've never painted a countryside scene using watercolour. I was excited about painting some trees, grass and bushes agan, and really get to use some of those yellow and greens. So I started with this sketch: The sketch I forgot to take…

Working the shadows

This painting is based on a tutorial by Tim Wilmot. For me it was a good practice painting shadows. Not just light patches, but really dark contrasts. It was also good fun trying to paint some farmland houses, with some sharp edges to it. They just look much cooler than the city buildings, if you…

A harbour view

This is a painting based on a tutorial by Tim Wilmot. It's also my first time painting boats in a long time. It was quite fun getting back to the water again, and especially trying to paint it using watercolour. The blend of colours make it look much more alive than similar paintings I've made…

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…

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…

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…

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…