Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Making Hay
As artists,we should aim to capture what's going on around us; paint what we see. In this demonstration, Peter paints a modern-day haymaking scene.A full, uncut version of this demonstration is available from www.peterwoolley.co.uk, in the 30-minute......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Puddles
In this demonstration, Peter shows how the introduction of puddles to a scene can help to more widely disperse the colours from the sky throughout the rest of the compositionFor a full set of tutorials on Basic Washes and Paint Mixing order Peter's D......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Birds
One of the easiest ways to add a little bit of life to a quiet watercolour landscape is to include a few birds. In this demonstration, Peter Woolley explores the range of bird shapes available to us, instead of just using the classic 'V' shape.Want t......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Counterchange
In this short demonstration, Peter demonstrates how alternating graduated washes can create an effect known as 'Counterchange'.For a full tutorial on Counterchange, the Importance of Tone and a comprehensive 'Composition Checklist', order Peter's DVD......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Fireworks
In this demonstration, Peter explores a few techniques for painting fireworks, incorporating the use of Masking Fluid and the scrubbing and scratching-out of highlights. Featuring footage from the New Year Fireworks display in Funchal, Madeira (2014)......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Sheep
In this demonstration, Peter shows how to paint sheep using a 'Mucky Sheep Colour' mixed from Cadmium Yellow and Burnt Umber, and a dark tone for its head, mixed from French Ultramarine and Burnt Umber.For a Full Video Tutorial on the subject, order......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Bluebell Wood
In this demonstration, Peter explores the colours and techniques necessary to paint an impressionistic bluebell wood.For more tutorials on painting trees, order Peter's DVD - WATERCOLOUR FOR BEGINNERS Part 3: Trees in the LandscapeThe DVD can be orde......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Perspective Issues
In this demonstration of a Lisbon Tram, Peter offers a few helpful tips to getting your perspective right.Buy this painting here:https://www.peterwoolley.co.uk/origin...A full set of tutorials on perspective are featured in Part 5 of the 'Watercolour......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Sandpaper Seaspray
In this demonstration, Peter Woolley shows how sandpaper can be used for creating ground frost, before applying it to a simple seascape, to suggest sea-spray.For a full collection of seascape demonstrations, check out Part 13 of Peter's 'Watercolour......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Cloud Inversions
In this demonstration, Peter shows how to paint low-lying mist at sunrise.For more tutorials on painting weather conditions, order Peter's DVD - WATERCOLOUR FOR BEGINNERS Part 12: Painting the Weather (release date: 15th August 2013)The DVD can be or......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Snowy Mountaintop
In this demonstration of a snowy mountain summit, Peter Woolley explores the concepts of spontaneity and close observation. Also covered is the challenge of creating complex highlights through negative painting.Buy this painting here:https://www.pete......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: The Milky Way
The only sensible way to paint the Milky Way must surely be to use white paint. From a purist's perspective, then, what other options are available to the watercolourist who wishes to paint the night sky? In this demonstration, Peter will be explorin......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: The Roaches Revisited
In 2004, Peter Woolley's first book, Drawing Towards Watercolour was published, by David & Charles. To accompany the book, a demonstration video was commissioned by the SAA, featuring work filmed on location; Peter and a small camera crew of 2 visite......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Less is More
In this demonstration, featuring dry-stone walls and a loose wet-in-wet background, Peter demonstrates how using fewer brush-strokes to explain a scene is better than cluttering it up with too much visual information.For more tutorials, and full-leng......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: A Quick Snowscene
In this demonstration, Peter Woolley creates a simple, quick snow-scene suitable for a festive occasion.For a full collection of tutorials on painting snow, order Part 6 of Peter Woolley's 'Watercolour for Beginners' series. WINTER IN WATERCOLOUR on-......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Shaping the Hills
In this demonstration, Peter will be exploring the many visual hints we can use to explain the three-dimensional properties of hills in a watercolour landscape.A full set of tutorials on painting hills and mountains are featured in Part 10 of the 'Wa......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Misty Marrick (Swaledale)
In this demonstration from professional artist Peter Woolley of how Less can be More, the village of Marrick in North Yorkshire appears to rise mysteriously from an early morning, low-lying mist. At that moment, everything is reduced to its most simp......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Lifting-out Clouds
In this demonstration, Peter Woolley will show how the technique of 'Stopping Out' can be used to create a complex cloudscape.With care and practice, it's possible to vary the intensity of the area you lift out and create subtle graduations. In this......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: The Northern Lights
In this demonstration, Peter shows how the Aurora Borealis (or Aurora Australis, in the Southern Hemisphere) can best be depicted in watercolour.For a full set of tutorials on wet-in-wet technique, order Peter's DVD - WATERCOLOUR FOR BEGINNERS Part 1......
Watercolour Tip from PETER WOOLLEY: Trees - Negative and Positive
There are many different ways of painting trees. In this demonstration, Peter Woolley will explore the potential of combining both positive and negative methods.A full set of tutorials on painting trees are featured in Part 3 of the 'Watercolour for......