There is nothing like painting outdoors for capturing the true mood and feeling of a place. But if you find lugging heavy and bulky painting gear around is too much trouble, try this technique
Sometimes when I am hiking in the mountains I take a small Cotman watercolor sketchbook box with me. I use pen and ink for the drawing on Strathmore paper, then add color. Here are some watercolor sketches I did on a hike in the Roumanian mountains in 2018.
Here are some of the watercolor painting techniques I used.
What Our Students Are Saying About The Virtual Art Academy
Since I started the programme I can see improvements in my composition and use of colour
My painting “Primitive Pots” recently won the award given by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour at the recent selected exhibition of the Society of East Anglian watercolourists.
I have been working through the VAA course for over five years and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their painting. There is a huge amount of information on the site and it is well presented and regularly updated and added to. When other members have commented on work I have posted I have found it really useful. When I review my work over the time since I started the programme I can see improvements in my composition and use of colour.