Cloudy Winter Sunrise Project

Cloudy Winter Sunrise Project

Painting a cloudy winter sunrise scene in watercolor . Shows how to suggest different cloud layers in the sky by layering (glazing) in your painting. (There is no reference photo for this older project.) This would make a good...
Bowl and Lemons Project

Bowl and Lemons Project

A simple still life of a glass bowl and lemons in watercolor. In this project you’ll practice laying a multi-colored wash connecting several “objects” into one large shape, and then defining the individual objects with smaller washes along their...
The Kayaker Project

The Kayaker Project

How to paint a kayaker paddling near a cliff in watercolor. Another simple monochrome “silhouette” painting using the skills learned in the Project 4 section of Watercolor Jumpstart. This project would also work well as a postcard! Reference Photo for...
Lessons from Life on Planning Watercolors

Lessons from Life on Planning Watercolors

The wealth of self-study materials for watercolor—books, video, online courses—means it’s easy and convenient to get started painting on your own. You can learn just about any watercolor technique imaginable on YouTube, for free. But, it’s difficult to learn how to...
The “Other How-To”

The “Other How-To”

Many of you first got to know me through the postcard paint-alongs. Given that I released a dozen of them in a little over 6 months in 2020, it might surprise you to hear that for years I have strenuously resisted doing paint-along videos or step-by-step demos (except...
Live Demo 8 Nov 2020—Mastering “Negative Thinking”

Live Demo 8 Nov 2020—Mastering “Negative Thinking”

Negative painting requires us to override the way our visual system is designed to work. Our eyes and the visual part of our brains are designed to identify “things” so we can navigate the world and work with tools and objects around us. Negative painting requires us...
The Tiny Escape’s Big Adventure, in 5 Minutes

The Tiny Escape’s Big Adventure, in 5 Minutes

I threw together a quick little video of a few of the sights from my travels up and down the west coast painting Tiny Escapes in the (what else) Tiny Escape, my 19.5-foot camper van for a recent artist talk. I know some of you have been curious about it, so I thought...