New Video Released

Choosing Watercolor Paper The re-recorded (public) version of the Second Sunday Live Demo for October on Choosing Watercolor Paper has been released on Vimeo. You can watch it on Vimeo, or you can watch it on my website, where you’ll also be able to find the...
Mining for Gems

Mining for Gems

I do a lot of experimenting. I work in multiple drafts. As most of you know, the “duds”, demos, and experiments I don’t know what to do with go onto the Big Pile of Nope. Maybe it should be called “the Big Pile of Maybe Later”. I can...
Glowing Jack O’Lanterns on the Porch

Glowing Jack O’Lanterns on the Porch

Fun and easy halloween postcard with a sense of glowing light. Supplies for postcard paint-alongs: watercolor paper, about 4×6″ (10×15 cm)Size is not terribly important as far as the painting techniques shown; check postal size regulations in your area...
Reserving and Recovering Light Values: Strategies to Consider

Reserving and Recovering Light Values: Strategies to Consider

Getting light color values in watercolor works a little differently than in other mediums, since watercolor is transparent. In oil paints, lighter pigments are generally some of the most opaque, which allows oil painters to begin by blocking in large, mid-value shapes...
Postcard Paint-Along: Crashing Surf

Postcard Paint-Along: Crashing Surf

Learn how to create the effect of big waves crashing against rocks, and also an easy way to add small figures to your postcards for scale and interest (no drawing ability required!). 22 min. Reference photos and sketch: Supplies for postcard paint-alongs: watercolor...
Sunrise Joy!

Sunrise Joy!

Learn to simplify the complexity of a sunrise (or sunset) to make it work for a postcard. We’ll create a variety of sunrise skies and add landscapes to turn them into finished postcards. You’ll learn about creating delicate graduated sky washes that glow with...
Full Moon Over the Ocean

Full Moon Over the Ocean

What to do while you wait for me to hurry up and make a new Postcard Paint-Along? Try “stealing ideas” from a previous paint-along. Take the steps and techniques, change the colors and subject matter, and make something new! In this paint-along,...
Don’t Let Your Inner Critic Be Lazy

Don’t Let Your Inner Critic Be Lazy

I’m working on a new postcard paint-along, using these 4 photos for information and inspiration. But I’m not going to follow any of these photos very closely, so I know I’m going to hear this in the comments: “That painting doesn’t look anything like the...