Sketching with Watersoluble Line

Sketching with Watersoluble Line

Super-simple and minimal supplies: a watersoluble pen, a wet brush and a postcard or sketchbook. This is basically a form of line-and-wash, but doesn’t seem to be taught or discussed much. My favorite super-lightweight sketching strategy. 24 min. Supplies for...
Full Moon Above the Forest

Full Moon Above the Forest

An easy way to get a nice, round moon without masking, plus a variety of techniques for suggesting trees, foliage and branches.  24 min. Supplies for postcard paint-alongs: watercolor paper, about 4×6″ (10×15 cm)Size is not terribly important as...
Simple Iris

Simple Iris

A simple iris painted wet-into-wet within shapes. Plus, a strategy for painting “out-of-focus” backgrounds on florals. 24 min. Supplies for postcard paint-alongs: watercolor paper, about 4×6″ (10×15 cm) Size is not terribly important as far...
Journey Through the Rainbow

Journey Through the Rainbow

$225, 6 weeks, Thursdays, 9-11 am Pacific Time, Jan 21-Feb 25, 2021 Experience level—any level Capacity: 16 students maximum (must have 6 enrolled for course to run) What do you love about color? Wild brilliant color or soft semi-neutrals? Mostly monochrome or all...
Watercolor Skill Builder

Watercolor Skill Builder

$150, 4 weeks, Saturdays, 10 am – 12 noon Pacific Time, Oct 31 – Nov 21 Experience Level: novices Capacity: Maximum of 12 (must have 6 enrolled for course to run) By “novice” I mean you have your own basic watercolor supplies and have completed...
Live Demo 9 Aug 2020—What’s on Your Palette?

Live Demo 9 Aug 2020—What’s on Your Palette?

A lot of people have asked me to talk about what brands of paint I use (most of them!) and what colors I have on my palette (way too many!). I’m always at a loss, because I am constantly playing around with the colors on my palette. I’m just as much of a sucker...
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...