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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Tracks | A watercolor exercise

This painting is done with my three-color favorite combination, namely: French ultramarine, burnt sienna and raw sienna. It is a very good color combo for (non-green) landscapes, especially winter and autumn motifs. Step 1…

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Lundagård in the snow

This is an old painting from 2004, the motif is from Lundagård in Lund. This park is adjacent to the university’s main building with its fountain which I have painted many times. The painting…

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Stones in water

I have painted this picture with only two colors, one blue and the complementary color to blue, it usually means a brown color. You can choose which blue and brown you want, but before…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….