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For any information or queries, or if there is something, i particular, you'd like to see in future courses, you can contact Andrew at info@andrewpitt.co.uk

Tips and Tricks for Creating Lively Watercolours

2024 From plein air to studio painting. In this video, I take a picture I painted en plein air, and then take it back to the studio to paint it again with a few changes, recreating the sense of place and atmosphere.

How to Create Interesting Colours in Watercolour

2024 A watercolour demonstration focusing on creating interesting colour which is credible and attractive, while preserving the narrative of the subject and respecting the integrity of the watercolour medium.

Painting Plein Air Panoramas - A Quick Masterclass

2024 This outdoor watercolour demonstration is of a distant view across the River Blyth Valley in Suffolk.

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An Introduction to Marine Painting in Watercolour

2023 A painting demonstration showing how to paint boats and marine scenes.

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Part 3

Painting Simple Summer Landscapes

2023 A painting demonstration en plein air, showing how to paint a simple suffolk, landscape scene.

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Part 2
Part 3

Small Painting Tips That Make a Big Difference

2023 A painting demonstration showing a few small tips and tricks that can help make your paintings feel loose and fresh. (And a few cheap tricks too!)

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How to Make a 'Mount' Drawing Board

2023 Lots of people have asked about my painting mount board, so I've made a short video showing what it is and how to make one.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How To Keep Your Paintings Fresh

2023 A series of watercolour lessons, showing how to keep your watercolours feeling fresh and loose.

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Part 2
Part 3

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

From Sketch to Studio Watercolour Painting

2023 A series of 10-minute watercolour lessons, breaking down a picture from an initial sketch to a finish watercolour picture.

Part 1: Preparing a Working Sketch
Part 2: Where to Begin a Watercolour
Part 3: Finishing the Painting
Part 4: Painting the Sky, Trees and Foliage
Part 5: Knowing when to stop

Download the sketches, photograph and images to paint along.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

10 Minute Watercolour Lessons

2022 A series of 10-minute watercolour lessons, breaking down a picture and painting it step by step.

Part 1: How to Lay Down a Wash
Part 2: Convincing Shadows and Edges
Part 3: Painting a Luminous Sky
Part 4: Painting Figures and Details
Part 5: Painting Trees and Foliage

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Painting the Walberswick Ferry Shed

2022 The Walberswick Ferry Shed: A plein air watercolour painting demonstrating how to simplify a complicated subject and keep your painting fresh and loose.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How to Paint Watercolours Outside (despite the weather!)

2022 In this video, I paint a beach scene - and battle the full sun and the wind. I try to paint outside even when the weather isn't ideal as if you wait for it to be a perfect day you end up never going out.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How to Paint in Watercolour | Simplifying a complex woodland scene

2022 This video, filmed in real-time on a hot day aims to demonstrate how to paint a complicated woodland scene. I concentrate on painting masses, rather than detail, capturing the rich colour and tones of the dappled light and long shadows.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How to Paint in Watercolour | How to capture a bright and breezy day

2022 In this video, I demonstrate how to paint on location on a very windy July morning. Filmed in real-time, the aim of this video is to show how painting in a simple, direct way can help capture a bright and breezy day on the Suffolk marshes.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How to Paint Watercolour | Using colour in shadows

2022 In this video, I look at how to add interesting colors to the shadows of the paintings. As ever, I show a full-length, real-time painting demonstration, from sketch through to finished piece, with nothing cut out or hidden, showing every colour mix and every brush stroke.

This video is a demonstration of direct watercolour painting - touching the paper once with the brush - to retain the essential freshness of watercolour.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

A Beginners Guide to Outdoor Watercolour Painting

2022 How to get started painting en plein air - and some tips for making sure it goes well. This video includes details of the basic painting equipment needed to enjoy outdoor painting as well as a full-length demonstration, filmed in real-time, on-location near the artist’s home.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How to Enjoy Painting Watercolours - Even When Things Go Wrong

2022 This watercolour demonstration of a marine scene was filmed in real-time. The camera follows the brush so viewers can see the water pot, colour mixing, and painting process. The emphasis is on enjoyment and how to paint a fresh, lively watercolour using a direct painting method which is both simple and achievable.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

How to Paint Watercolours: A Refresher Workshop

2022 Andrew paints a portrait scene of boats in a dockyard and we go through the fundamental principles of painting in watercolour. The principles and techniques it covers should help you paint whatever your subject.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Watercolour Principles: Tips and Tricks for Painting a Snow Scene

2022 In this video, Andrew paints a snow scene, showing how to paint shadows and use white space. He also offers some tips and tricks and guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls. Snow scenes are beguiling but there are a few things to watch out for when you paint them.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

A Watercolour Demonstration of Leiston Abbey ruins - Texture

2021 A real-time demonstration in watercolour which "follows the brush", between water pot, palette and paper, featuring a full-length demonstration of how to paint in fresh, loose watercolour.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Mr Art Teacher: How to Become an Artist

2021 Andrew was interviewed by Mr Art Teacher for his YouTube channel, taking questions from students in middle school, ages 11-13.

Watercolour Workshop 3: More about shadows

2021 Andrew Pitt concentrates on shadows in this third Watercolour Workshop video. He explains the difference between Form (Shape) Shadows and Cast Shadows. After a brief look at some examples in his own work, Andrew paints a full-length watercolour in real-time which demonstrates the importance and contribution shadows make to a painting.

For any information or queries, or if there is something, in particular, you'd like to see in future courses, you can contact Andrew at info@andrewpitt.co.uk

Available online for £5 (there may also be a small extra charge for VAT or local taxes depending on where you live).

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Watercolour Workshop 2: Skies and Colour Mixing

2021 The second in Andrew's series of watercolour instructional videos

The main focus of this workshop is on how to paint a fresh, luminous sky. There are two full length demonstrations filmed in real time. The video begins with a short guide on mixing greys.

Available online for £5. (there may also be a small extra charge for VAT or local taxes depending on where you live)

Watercolour Workshop 1: Shadows, Edges and Skies

2021 The first in a series of watercolour instructional videos with an emphasis on painting clean, fresh, lively watercolours in a simple, direct manner. Each video is a full-length demonstration and features different aspects of watercolour.

In this first film, Andrew paints a demonstration watercolour, showing the drawing, mixing and painting.

In particular, this video focuses on how to:

  • Paint an interesting sky
  • Paint convincing shadows
  • Connect edges

Available online for £5. (there may also be a small extra charge for VAT or local taxes depending on where you live)

A real time watercolour demonstration covering reflections and how to paint a lively, fresh painting

2021 In this full-length demonstration, I paint a scene of some barges on the East Coast of England, showing how to paint a fresh, lively watercolour.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Painting materials and equipment - Drawing board, paper, palette and paint used by Andrew Pitt

2021 I've had a lot of questions about the equipment I use in my other painting videos, so I've put together a short video going through what I use.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

A Welcome Visitor - A festive watercolour demonstration

2020 A full-length demonstration of how to paint a Christmassy watercolour

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Oil Painting - A brief introduction to landscape painting

2020 A full-length demonstration of how to paint in oil. This demonstration features a real-time painting of Pakefield Church in Suffolk.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Watercolour: A Summer Landscape - a full length demonstration filmed in real time with Andrew Pitt

2020 A full length demonstration painting a Suffolk landscape in watercolour.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Watercolour: A Refresher Workshop. A full length demonstration in real time with Andrew Pitt

2020 A full-length demonstration of how to paint fresh, loose watercolours, with guidance on drawing, composition and mixing colours.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Watercolour Fundamentals - Guidance and Demonstration with Andrew Pitt

2020 A video for students preparing to go on residential painting courses, offering guidance and a full-length demonstration of how to paint in fresh, loose watercolour. Filmed on location in Andrew's studio in Southwold.

Available to watch for free on YouTube.

Escape to the Country

2019 Andrew appeared painting en plein air in Constable Country for an episode of Escape to the Country first broadcast on BBC One on 20th March 2019.

Mastering Greens

2018 Mixing the right type of green for landscape painting is the bugbear of many an artist. Getting tone right for the season, making sure the shades of green all work together. Just look in nature how many greens there actually are. In this film, not available on any DVD, popular teaching artist Andrew Pitt reveals his foolproof techniques for mastering the mixing of greens. He demonstrates his three options and then paints a simple landscape using all three methods. Available to buy on Vimeo for £7.50.

Watercolor: Pure and Simple

2008 Published in December 2008, Andrew Pitt's first instructional DVD "Watercolour: Pure and Simple", filmed and produced by Town House Films, in the artist's Suffolk studio and on location near Andrew's home, at Blythburgh and Walberswick.

Suffolk painter Andrew Pitt shows you the basics of watercolour landscapes filmed both on location and in his studio. Learn how to lay a wash, paint convincing figures in a landscape and capture an outdoor scene simply with style. He covers such topics as composition, colour mixing and brush techniques. Andrew is a gifted teacher whose courses are always popular. His teaching style is gentle and supportive. This DVD is aimed at someone who is relatively new to watercolour or feels that they need to really get to grips with the basics of this fascinating medium. Available to buy from Townhouse films.