Category: Exercise

Exercises for watercolor painters in different levels of difficulty. Read them for tips or use them to paint from.

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Trailers and trees

This painting is done with phthalo blue, burnt sienna, nickel dioxin yellow and quinacridone rose. The blue color can be replaced with e.g. Prussian blue or any other modern synthetic blue color. The brown…

Sen eftermiddag på hösten 0

Late afternoon in autumn

Cobalt blue, burnt sienna, quinacridone rose and Nickel Dioxine Yellow (a warm yellow) This motif is from just outside Kävlinge on a beautiful autumn day when the trees start to turn brown. The photo…

cirkel 0

Coloring a circle

This is a very simple exercise for the absolute beginner, sometimes when I get students who do not master basic brush technique and who have difficulty painting with a lot of liquid, they get…

Övning traktor 0

Tractor

This is a painting that is painted according to the principle from light to dark. It is thus built up with gradually darker and darker layers of color. The exercise also shows how you…

wet on wet 0

Pears – wet on wet

You can actually use whatever colors you want In this exercise, I myself used Phthalo blue, Burnt sienna, nickel dioxin yellow, Ivory black and cadmium red. It is not the colors that are important…

akvarellövning 0

Hydropower – an exercise

This is a fairly easy exercise where you have to use kitchen paper or similar to soak up freshly painted paint to give a hazy effect. Use a blue, yellow and cold red color….

A glass of wine 0

A glass of wine | An exercise

This is just an exercise, it really has nothing to do with art. I have used three different colors: Phthalo blue, quinacridone rose and burnt sienna. If you want to make color mixing a…

tre äpplen 2

Three apples in a bowl – an exercise

In this exercise, one surface is painted at a time. When a paint surface is finished, it should dry before the next one begins. You should never “improve” any part of the painting. Once…

Bymon 1

Bymon – an easy exercise

This place is called Bymon and is located in northern Jämtland. It is an idyll during the summer months, This is a fairly simple painting, without frills and oddities. The colors you should use…