About this blog

WELCOME! My name is Ann Mortimer and I'm a professional watercolour artist and tutor from Nottingham, UK.

This is a "learn how to" and "problem solving" blog covering WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES.

You can look for things that interest you in the blog archive on the side bar when various topics have built up over time!

I'll be covering thing such as colour mixing, negative painting, using masking fluid, laying washes, painting water and all sorts of other things.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Retford Art Society demo and the wonders of technology

As a result of the wonders of technology and social media I can "talk" to the nice woman (don't know her name) who asked the intelligent question about painting leaves that seem to overlap one another using negative painting.  Hello there, hope you enjoyed the demo!... I directed her to this blog and the demo last January about painting clematis leaves.  She needs to scroll down past the demo of daffodil leaves to the first demo on the blog.  I hope she has a look and finds it helpful.

Above is a painting I did years ago showing leaves bottom left painted this way.


  1. I tried negative painting recently with little success but I won't give up. I know it's just a case of working at it and practicing. Beautiful Clematis ...

  2. True Ingrid...keep' having a go and suddenly it will click, in my experience that's what happens.
    Also look closely at photos of flowers growing among other vegetation and observe how it all works with the darks and the lights and negative shapes.