Lighthouse in Inktense Paint by Julia Woning

What you will need:

I love to play with colour and water. So the Derwent Inktense paints are one of my favourites to use. For today I have chosen to paint a lighthouse. After I have lightly sketched the scenery with a pencil, I go over the outlines with a black Line Maker, leaving the clouds in graphite pencil. I will start to create the colour I want in the paint pan mixing palettes, before I start to paint the sky.

Drawing the outline and painting the sky

Then add the shade of the clouds under the blue sky. Be aware that when you touch the wet surface, it will mix, so leave a line of dry paper between the sky and the cloud shadows.

Add in the cloud shadow

Then I add colour to the buildings and landscape with a different Derwent Push Button Waterbrush. There are several sizes available and I’m using the Large Chisel Tip and the Large Tip for this piece. When the sky is fully dry, I can place colour in the water directly to the horizon.

Adding in the rocks and buildings
Adding in the water

Here is the final result.

Final lighthouse piece
Final lighthouse piece

Watch Julia’s video here on how she created the painting.

Good luck with practising with the Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Sets and enjoy creating – there’s always time to add a bit of colour to your life!

Thanks to Julia Woning for creating this fantastic piece and video for us! You can discover her work on her websiteFacebookInstagram or YouTube.