Watch my videos, then grab your paints and follow along.
You'll be surprised how easy it is.
 PDF downloads are your free support material for the on-line lessons.



My first lesson for beginner artists who are interested in watercolour.

This full length real-time video is recorded in my studio. I offer advice, as well as demonstrating the painting close-up.

Down load the photo, list of paints, and colour swatch that I talk about in this video.


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How to prepare a palette for watercolour painting.
Only 3 minutes, easy to watch. The list of my new colours is below the video on Youtube.

Don't forget to "like" and subscribe to my video when you are there. These actions help me with reaching more people.


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Real time painting. A landscape watercolor for beginners.
This landscape tutorial demonstrates how a complex photograph can become a simple painting. What to include, what to leave out. Which colours to use, and how your choice of brush can make a difference.


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Join me in sketching and painting a street scene from Marseilles in France.  

I show how a complex photograph can be reproduced in loose watercolor. 

The video is both real time and fast-forward. 

I’ve painted this scene twice now, and I think I’d do better a third time! But in the end, I need to move on. I mention at the end that I saved this painting by using white gouache. Let me know what you think in the comments! 


Click on poster to go to Youtube

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This townscape painting demonstrates how a complex scene can be painted using tonal washes, from light to dark, with details added at the end.

I start with a fast-forward sketch from the photograph. It is a complex image, and therefore a good challenge to brush out the cobwebs.

Although my sketch is fast-forward, the painting is real time, and by watching my progress, you can paint along. Maybe hit the pause while you mix a colour or have a think… or scrub through quickly to see the final result.


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7 – Learn to Paint a Seascape did not have a reference photo


Sydney in the Rain

I love this scene, as it has a simple structure, simple colour choices, and a large area of harbour to make doing a “wash” possible. I hope you enjoy watching me paint it.

Location for this photograph, which I think is a fantastic spot for Plein Air painting.

Larkin Street Lookout, Waverton NSW next to Balls Head Reserve, north of Sydney. 

My materials are listed below the video, or you can download the PDF at the top of this page. I make changes to the list, but basically it's the same for each painting.

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Gems on the Beach

This is a lovely beach on the South Coast of NSW, and I enjoy painting the teal green waters. This video shows the painting in real time: over an hour.

My materials are listed below the video, or you can download the PDF at the top of this page. I make changes to the list, but basically it's the same for each painting.

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Sunday Afternoon in Prague

Walking through Prague on our last European holiday, I was able to photograph street scenes in the low sun. Perfect subjects for watercolor painting. 

This video is very long. It will show that watercolours take hours to make them look like they were painted in minutes.

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Tree at Macquarie Woods


This landscape looks messy and complicated, but it can be simplified by leaving out detail. I'll show you what to include, and what to ignore.

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The Sly Fox: an Aussie pub in Sydney, Australia.

The glow in the sky is from the sunset through the smoke, that is coming from the bushfires north of Sydney.

(I think my comment sounds like the red glow is from the actual flames, which is not true! My bad!)

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Make your own Christmas Trees! A sophisticated design using three trees, and minimal trim!!

Play with colours and textures to achieve a fine art look!

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A simple tree in Megalong Valley was inspiration for this video. 

Download the photo to use as a reference, and watch me paint it on Youtube.

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I love to visit empty beaches in winter. Just a few people, the occasional dog, and lots of seagulls. The sand is untrodden and smooth, and the waves uninterrupted by swimming crowds. 


In this painting, I share my method for achieving transparency in the water, and finding colour in the greyest areas.

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I was inspired to create a traditional scene using the dramatic sky and story telling technique of Willem Velde the Younger.


You can recreate classic paintings as a practice, or choose your own reference to “invent” the sea, storm, calm, etc background for this ship.

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In this painting tutorial, I demonstrate how watercolour can be applied very wet and manipulated to create the effect of distant snowy hills. By adding shadows we can create rock formations, and with my favourite white, make the two dimensions look 3D. I think this painting is a "beginner level", yet advanced painters should enjoy it as well. It's just fun to splash paint over the page, and leave the fiddly bits to last!

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Rothenburg is a German town in northern Bavaria known for its medieval architecture.


It is a classic painting subject, for good reason!


Lots of overlapping shapes, challenging angles and infinite detail.

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