Bryan Kilgallin's watercolour painting

Updated by Bryan Kilgallin on 20 May, 2024.

The history of watercolour art goes back 40,000 years! Watercolour paint is cheap and accessible.
The medium is fluid. Thin washes and clear colours are used in watercolour painting. It can be vivid.
The paint is typically applied on paper. You will need paint, brushes, paper and water.

Newspaper photo
The Canberra Times published this photo. That was on 31 January 2005, at page ten. It's of me and Diana Davidson. We were in a plein air watercolour class. That was at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The term en plein air refers to the practice of painting outdoors. This allows the artist to capture the changing weather conditions and natural light.