More Beautiful Mandalas

Last Friday, I led an “art party/mini-retreat” at the home of one of my former students. What a great afternoon and evening! Great company, and a beautiful setting right on the Saint Croix River. These 5 women have known each other since kindergarten, so as you can imagine, the conversation was rich and interesting. It […]

Look Ma, No Cables!

I know you love it when I post videos, but it’s been taking waaaaay too long to put them together. So, I’m trying an experiment to see if I can get more video information out for you by making them less like “video lessons” and more like the stuff you’re all watching on Facebook, anyway. […]
Third sketch of conservatory buildings.

New Session of Watercolor Minimalist Sep 22-23

Do you want to take your watercolors traveling, hiking, biking or paddling, but get frustrated trying to figure out what to take and how to adapt your technique to field conditions? Watercolor Minimalist is the class for you! We had such a great response (14 people!) to the last session of Watercolor Minimalist thru Wet […]
Watercolor postcard of water lily at Como Conservatory.

Summer Postcard Fun

Looking for a way to motivate yourself to get out and sketch more this summer? Want an low-stakes, easy way to get over being nervous about showing your work in public? The Wet Paint Postcard Show is for you! It’s so simple! Just create a postcard and drop it in the mail to Wet Paint, […]
Two small "bookshelf" paintings.

Present Your Watercolors Without Glass!

First of all, a big THANK YOU to the 17 (!) of you who came out for the June 26 demo on presenting your watercolors without glass! (As usual, I got wrapped up in the demo and totally forgot to take pictures, dang it!) I’ve been presenting my watercolors without glass for quite some time, […]
Sketch of man reading at a coffee shop.

Learning to Draw Live Subjects — A Resource

Some of you recently mentioned interest in learning to draw people in live settings. While I was on Roz Stendahl’s blog today looking up info on sketching groups, I happened to notice that she’s offering an online class (starting Jul 24) on drawing live subjects (people and animals). Check it out! Roz has TONS of […]
Outdoor Products collapsible silicone rubber camping cup and bowl.

I Found the Collapsible Cup!

Many of you have asked about the little collapsible cup I carry with my sketching stuff. I finally found it on Amazon, so now you can have one, too! The exact one I have seems to only come in a set with a bowl, but there are quite a few other silicone rubber collapsible camping […]