Swan Inn, Sidmouth, South Devon
Farmhouse Inn, Yate on Saunders Paper (No. 2 experiment)

Jake Winkle Watercolour Demonstration

My local Art Society had a demonstration from well known UK artist Jake Winkle.  Jake paints in a loose style reminiscent of John Yardley.  If anyone is offered a demo from Jake it's well worth it and Watercolour students will learn principles like

  1. Materials he uses
  2. Composition
  3. Laying down washes and dropping in colour
  4. Don't make things repetitive
  5. Think of warm and cool
  6. Think about tone
  7. Timing
  8. Colour combinations (I think an interesting one was Cobalt Turquoise and Raw Sienna for a grey)

In two hours Jake did 4 paintings.  Here they are (they are demonstration paintings and not finished art works).  Starting with Jake's iconic animal sketch, then Cadeques, figures and a bunch of flowers.


  • Jake_winkle_chickens
  • Jake_winkle_cadeques
  • Jake_winkle_people
  • Jake_winkle_flowers

 The paintings in this post are by Jake Winkle.




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