Art Exercises

Fast Circles

Speed painting

1. Watercolour

2. Acrylics

Colouring up

Get better acquainted with colour theory by doing some quick abstracts using different media. Each one has a different result when you mix or overlay different hues. It’s a great way to discover different colour combinations for more serious studies.

Clouding over

Try doing some cloud studies in different media, you’d be in good company if you did; Turner dedicated whole sketchbooks to it.

Brush tip

Instead of using the whole of the brush for painting in watercolour, or anything else, try drawing with just the tip of the brush.