splashingpaint DVD - your complete guide to watercolor and mixed media

I think your "Splashing Paint" DVD is excellent.....very different from any other painting DVD or Video that have seen, as it is far more instructive. 

Other DVD/Videos I have seen have been more of a demo with comments on the process. 

I liked the way it was divided up too....very clear. I really liked it! 

Elaine Burman, 
California, USA



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The Bottom Line

If you're new to painting, you'll find the step-by-step demos easy to understand and encouraging to attempt. If you're an experienced painter wanting to work in a looser style, you'll see techniques to emulate. If you're feeling jaded, it will be hard not to feel inspired to paint again as Lovett takes such obvious pleasure in what he's doing and sharing.
Marion Boddy-Evans
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Nice job on the DVD!  It's wonderful to watch you work... I love your loose style and the way you use that old raggedy bristle brush!

James Geddes
Washington USA



Dear John,
The new DVD provides enormous inspiration and has certainly
given me encouragement to keep trying! There are new areas to explore answering questions one can forget to ask
The DVD has helped me see many aspects with a fresh approach again....
Thank you, and again, tremendously inspirational...
Rayna Murray-Martin




How to paint trees

  •  Zoom in for close-up details

  • Fast forward and rewind or jump from project to project 

  • Print out worksheets for reference while you paint

  • Suitable for PAL or NTSC all regions




 The GETTING STARTED section at the beginning of the DVD shows you all the different tools and techniques needed to complete each project

    There is a short list of colors for each project
    Simple brushes and how to use them
    Learn to pick the best paper for your subject
    How to arrange your colors so you can find them easily
  • INK
    Pen and ink techniques to unify your paintings


John Lovett is a well known professional artist and highly sought after international tutor.

He has written many articles for International Artist Magazine and numerous other high profile art Magazines 

He has had books published by Northlight USA and has also produced a series of 10 minute painting DVD's in association with International Artist. 

SplashingPAINT is your opportunity to take advantage of John's unique ability to generously pass on the knowledge that has built his reputation





There are hundreds DVD's that merely show painting demonstrations. SplashingPAINT actually teaches you how to master all the  demonstrations, revealing the secrets to a large number of special techniques to really make your work stand out.

splashingPAINT watercolor instruction DVD

No Matter What Your Skill Level, SplashingPAINT Really Will Improve The Way You Paint!

Quickly gain a confident, professional approach to your painting, so you can easily tackle any subject with passion and enthusiasm.

There are hundreds DVD's that merely show painting demonstrations. SplashingPAINT actually teaches you how to master all the  demonstrations, revealing the secrets to successful color mixing, confident brush techniques, subtle edge treatments and a large number of special techniques to really make your work stand out.

You will see how easy it is to create your own personal interpretation of your subject, rather than simply copying what you see.

SplashingPAINT shows you how to make your paintings demand attention by using emotive, atmospheric suggestion.

These days, unless you stand out from the crowd, you run the risk of becoming just another competent painter.

Just a Few Simple Materials

All the projects on splashingPAINT need only a few colors and a handful of common brushes. You probably have everything in your paintbox now! 

For the cost of an average sable brush, SplashingPAINT will make more difference to your paintings than thousands of dollars worth of art materials ever will.

Priceless Practical Skills

SplashingPAINT takes you beyond the fundamental skills and passes on priceless knowledge built up over a lifetime as a professional artist. Practical, professional secrets that really will improve the way you paint

  • A foolproof way to avoid mixing muddy colors
  • The EASY way to make smooth, even washes
  • How to execute clean, confident lines with a brush
  • Learn the importance of selecting the best paper to suit your subject
  • Master the secret to mixing rich, strong darks
  • Discover how to infuse your paintings with emotive light and atmosphere
  • Learn how to use color temperature for maximum impact


Unique New Techniques

Once you gain the practical skills, SplashingPAINT shows you how to confidently handle the most complicated subjects through simplification and suggestion. 

The importance of leaving out unnecessary detail is a vital skill you will learn as you work through the 16 fascinating projects on SplashingPAINT

You will learn to go beyond producing just a likeness and create paintings that trigger a strong emotional response in the viewer.  

SplashingPAINT will teach you a number of subtle and unusual techniques that will give your paintings that 
"Wow!, how did you do that?" appeal  

  • Soft and mysterious Gesso glazes
  • Flooded gouache washes
  • Unifying lines of feathered ink and pastel 
  • Bold calligraphic bristle brush marks
  • Blotting and lifting techniques
  • Subtle Rice paper Collage 


John Lovett - Currumbin Studio

PO Box 254
Currumbin 4223
QLD  Australia

Hi There,

The excitement and unpredictable, nature of watercolor has captivated me for over 30 years. With SplashingPAINT I pass on a way of painting that lets you work WITH what is happening on the paper. not wrestling against it and trying to be in control all the time. 

The act of painting becomes a two way process. You observe, adjust and respond, becoming totally immersed in the painting unfolding in front of you. 

This process allows the painting to become a living, growing thing with a life and character of its own. Not something tight, lifeless and contrived.

If you want to get more fun and satisfaction from your painting, then SplashingPAINT is for you!

A complaint I hear from students all the time is that they feel stuck with their painting. They have reached a certain level and can't seem to improve or move on. 

They are not sure which way to go or what to do. I went through the same dilemmas and wished there was a book or DVD that would help me advance. 

SplashingPAINT not only delivers a wealth of practical instruction, but also gives you encouragement, inspiration and ideas. It will move you on to a more competent and professional level and keep you improving

SplashingPAINT is the result of 18 months painting, filming, editing, re editing, scripting, tweaking and adjusting.

I didn't stop until I was absolutely satisfied that what I had would deliver the very best painting instruction available. Something I know will get results.

Feedback has been fantastic and I know you will enjoy splashing paint.

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return the DVD within 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

Kind Regards


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How to set up your studio


Whether you work on the kitchen table or have a large studio space, John shows you how to optimise your work area and storage space to get the best results

  • How to lay out your work surface to make painting easy

  • Which lighting for best color mixing

  • Learn to question what you have done for better results

  • Practical tips for photographing your work

  • How to Save money on Framing

16 Complete demonstrations including

  • Getting Started demo
  • Easy Trees
  • Reflections
  • Simple, Effective Skies
  • Landscape Painting
  • Water and Light
  • Using Warm & Cool
  • Location to Studio
  • Taking Risks
  • Simplify & Suggest
Urban landscape subjects

Learn to follow your instincts and reap the rewards

How to paint Reflections

   Discover the secret to simple, convincing reflections



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How to paint Fir Trees

Become an expert at painting all kinds of trees


How to paint skies

Easy techniques for simple, impressive skies


How to paint Watercolor Landscapes

Learn to plan your landscapes for a better result


How to paint Watercolor Seascapes

Discover the secret  to capturing Light and Atmosphere in your paintings