Watercolour Painting Workshop
with Joe Cartwright
|Tour Artist:||Joe Cartwright|
|Duration :||1 week|
Joe will be leading a plein air watercolour painting workshop on Norfolk Island in 2019.
If you have ever wanted to visit Norfolk Island, this is a great opportunity. In addition to the plein air tuition you will also have time to relax and learn about the history and culture of this beautiful island.
You can find out all the details about this workshop from this link: https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/events/joe-cartwright-painting-workshop
About Joe Cartwright
I am a realist / impressionist artist. I like to paint with freely flowing watercolour paint but still like my work to represent a scene or object. Sometimes I will alter my style and technique depending on the subject matter. Some subjects seem to require more detailed and tight renditions and others a freer flowing and loose one.
I like to use a full range of brush strokes in all my work, from soft wet on wet passages through to broken edged dry brush techniques. I like my work to look interesting both from a distance as well as close up.
I only paint with artist’s quality paints, mainly using Winsor and Newton brand products. This is not to say that there aren’t any other good brands out there. But I have found that the Winsor and Newton watercolours have worked well for me so have not felt the desire to spend time experimenting with others. I use a large plastic palette which holds lots of pigment and provides big mixing areas. The large mixing areas are important as a common problem students have is not mixing enough paint before they start working on their paper.
I primarily use round watercolour brushes which spring back to a nice point when wet. However, I also use other brushes such as a fan brush and a rigger, for creating certain textural shapes.
While most of my artwork is produced in the studio a significant portion is now done plein air (outdoors). I try to get out painting at least once a week with a group of fellow artists from the Nepean Art Society of which I was President.