New classes and videos on the way!

New classes and videos on the way!

Hi, Dragonflies! Welcome to all our new subscribers! And a big Thank You! to everyone for your patience while I’ve been on-again-(mostly) off-again during the past 14 months of travel. I’m back in my studio! All those blogs about “Running a Business from your...
Painless Planning for Watercolor, Part 1: Exploratory Drawing

Painless Planning for Watercolor, Part 1: Exploratory Drawing

This article is the fourth in a series about creating paintings with more emotion, power and personal meaning. Here are links to the first three: Is My Painting Done?Are You a “Photocopier”? There’s a Better WayThe Lazy Way to Build Painting Confidence I know that...
The Lazy Way to Build Painting Confidence

The Lazy Way to Build Painting Confidence

This article is the third in a series. The preceding articles are: Is My Painting Done? Are You a “Photocopier”? There’s a Better Way In response to the last article, a reader made a couple of excellent points about why it’s sometimes difficult...
Are You a “Photocopier”? There’s a Better Way

Are You a “Photocopier”? There’s a Better Way

This article is the second in a series. To read the first article, “Is My Painting Done?”, click here. In the next few articles in this series, I’ll introduce some ideas you can use to help you plan paintings that are more expressive, powerful and...
Is My Painting Done?

Is My Painting Done?

This article is the first of a series on creating more powerful, personal and expressive paintings. When I teach watercolor classes or workshops, there is often a moment where a student comes up to me, thrusts a painting into my face and demands: Tell me what’s...