Ray’s Demo Art

Demonstration Art By Ray

For teaching purposes it seems like a good idea to have a place to collect together demonstration watercolour paintings (with a few sketches thrown in) that Ray has produced while teaching his London-based art group.

This is just a collection of Ray’s demonstration artwork that has appeared elsewhere on this site – there is nothing new here – it is just interesting to see it collected together.

Remember that no image took Ray more than 60 minutes to produce and in most cases considerably less – sometimes Ray produces two or three paintings in a tutorial session. Even if you were not present at the tutorial session, looking closely at the painting gives you something realistic to aspire to. And of course if you want further details of how the effects were produced then do please get in touch.

The images are in reverse chronological order i.e. those from the most recent tutorial session appear at the top.


Ray’s Demo Watercolour Paintings (Reverse Order)

 

Demo Painting To Show A Winter Scene
Demo Painting To Show A Winter Scene

This is the final painting from Ray demonstrating how to paint a winter scene in watercolours.

See the full tutorial on watercolour winter scenes.


 

demo to show the division of tone within a painting, using 3 strengths of tone plus the white of the paper for the lightest tone.
demo to show the division of tone within a painting

Ray was teaching all about tone in the end of month watercolour tutorial session for August (which because of the Bank Holiday in the UK actually took place on 2nd September 2018).


Shimmering Water - a demo by Ray painted at Fairlop Water
Shimmering Water – a demo by Ray painted at Fairlop Water
Shimmering Water - another demo by Ray painted at Fairlop Water
Shimmering Water – another demo by Ray painted at Fairlop Water

Two more from the “Techniques” session at Fairlop Water.


an exercise in loose style flower painting
yellow flowers

The above watercolour flowers from the watercolour tutorial session in July 2018.


From Sunday 27 May 2018.


 

Watercolour painting of a tree, demonstrating watercolour techniques.
Demo of a tree using the ‘wet-in-wet’ and ‘dry-brush’ techniques.

Watercolour painting of a tree showing watercolour textures.

A watercolour landscape demo. showing various techniques to achieve different effects, i.e. 'wet in wet', 'dry brush', 'scratching out'
This is a demonstration painting of a tree done for the painting group on 29 April in Valentines Park. We were talking about texture and form.

A demonstration of combining background wet-in-wet technique with foreground dry-brush technique. Also from 29 April.



Valentine’s Mansion – a demo watercolour painting from an early session in 2017.


And the very earliest pair from the first two (we think)  tutorial sessions in 2017.

And the watercolour paintings just keep on getting better and better – even when they are made expressly to demonstrate to his students.