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How to paint great paintings,  find your own style,  professional advice...

25 years as a painter and a judge, as well as teaching thousands of students, has helped me understand why a painting “works” i.e. what makes people like it and why it sells or wins prizes. I have also learnt how to help people create their own style and paint original
paintings. I know how to create an atmosphere, how to judge your own paintings and evolve by changing your habits and seeing the pitfalls. These are just some of the things I teach in my workshops.

What are the 4 most frequently used watercolour techniques?
Watercolour has four techniques:

wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-on-wet and dry-on-dry. Each of these four techniques offers different possibilities allowing the artist to create great variation and interest in his/her work.

The practical use of colour

What is the role of colour in a painting? How to create colour harmony

and balance? The importance of colour harmony. How to choose colours

for a painting? How to create mood with colour?

What is shape?

When shapes are understood and applied intelligently they have incredible

power that can transform an ordinary painter into a great artist so I believe

that the best way to learn anything is in small increments. There is too much

to consider in painting to get it all right from day one.

Combine shape and value to create a good composition

Most people agree that tonal values are important in a painting yet interestingly

many people have a hard time applying this understanding in their own work.

Choosing and mixing colour

Choosing and mixing colours is a tough task for many people, it is often a-hit-or-miss process.

All my answers to your most frequent questions

We all know just how difficult it is to get the right information about paints, materials and paper… I am lucky enough to be in contact with most of the manufacturers which means that I can get more precise information. In this article, I’m going to share some of what I’ve learned with you..

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