Category: Easy exercises

Lundagård in the snow 0

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…

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…

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….

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…


Rowing boats | A simple exercise

This is a fairly simple exercise that is painted with only two colors: A blue color and a brown. You can choose any blue and brown. It is somewhat easier to paint this picture…

Vattenreflexer 1

Reflections in water

This exercise has a classification “easy” even though most people may perceive it as a fairly advanced exercise. But the approach and the different color layers are quite easy to do, so I call…

Flat wash 7

An exercise in flat wash technique

This is the first exercise that all my students must complete. You absolutely must be able to do this. If you try to do this exercise, the goal is a perfect result, otherwise you…


Flat washes

This exercise is about Flat washes, it is a basic technique in watercolor. I may return to at a later time how to do a flat wash. But the principle is: Tilt the paper,…