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

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

This demo is temporarily unavailable. The video file was corrupted in transfer from YouTube (and unfortunately, the backup was affected as well). I will have to re-record it, and it may take some time to get it into my schedule. Sorry for any inconvenience. The...
Jul 2019:  Finding Focus Working on Location

Jul 2019:  Finding Focus Working on Location

Have you ever gone to some beautiful location to paint or sketch, and then found yourself so overwhelmed with so many fabulous—and complicated—things to paint that you wind up spend the whole time running around looking for a subject? Or you just take a zillion...
May 2019: Tips and Tricks for Florals

May 2019: Tips and Tricks for Florals

No more teeny timid lonely blossoms floating in a mishmash of streaky, muddy color. In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s take a look at some tips for creating bold, lively florals in watercolor. We’ll talk about design tricks that help you handle...
Apr 2019: Fifty Shades of Grey—The G-Rated Version

Apr 2019: Fifty Shades of Grey—The G-Rated Version

Demo Notes Handout for Apr 2019 Demo Do your shadows look like cardboard cutouts or dull, lifeless holes? Do you struggle with creating believable neutrals for things like tree trunks, rocks or weathered buildings? Do your clouds look like aerial dust bunnies? Mixing...
Mar 2019: Get Ready for Spring Plein Air Painting

Mar 2019: Get Ready for Spring Plein Air Painting

Gather your materials and test your setup indoors now to be ready for plein air sketching when nice weather arrives. In this demo, I’ll show you several different options for light, packable watercolor sketching kits, and give you a few tips for selecting a manageable...