Making progress in painting

SpentCropIf you are an amateur painter who takes his painting seriously but finds progress slow and difficult at times, then this site may be for you.

It includes advice on watercolour technique; a critical look at composition; an assessment of the value of copying the work of other artists;  and demonstrations of how to re-work old paintings in Photoshop and  how to emulate Sir William Russell Flint’s watercolour effects with the Infinite Painter app.  And if you find it heavy going at times, you might find some light relief in the cartoon post and gallery.

For the most part, throughout these posts, I’ve used examples of my own work to illustrate various observations and suggestions. As well as the paintings and drawings included in the posts there are several galleries you can browse. Two of these feature drawings and paintings of guitarists. Paintings that are currently available for sale can be found here.

To see all of the posts on a particular subject, click on one of the categories in the list on the right.

39 thoughts on “Making progress in painting

  1. Hi David,I just bought lenovo yoga book 10 & intense painter app, i’m not used to android so your videos are great and your work on W.R.Flint are brilliant . just getting used to the tablet i’m ok with artrage on it but I would love to be able to use intense painter any help or tips would be are very much appreciated
    JIm Graham

  2. We would like to contact someonbe who maybe has a second hand copy of Ballerinas in Watercolor by Liu Yi we cannot get it through the spanish company, having great difficulty. Can you help..In Australia.NSW Regards Kimberley

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