Tips for establishing a consistent sketchbook (or painting) practice.
Make your own symmetrical circular designs for mandalas or other circular paintings. All you need are a plate and a piece of office paper! This video shows you how to do it.
An exercise for exploring (and collecting) things you enjoy doing (not just seeing), as a way to expand and explore your personal style.
Having trouble finding the time and energy to paint? Try designing some Anti-Rules!
Tips for planning a manageable painting/postcard and coping with a complex subject when sketching on location.
Some alternative ways to make planning marks to avoid visible pencil lines in the finished painting.
A lot of people have been asking about what pen I use for drawing in my journals. In this post, I describe the bottled waterproof ink and pen(s) I use in my Studio Journal, and a couple of alternative options if you prefer cartridges over bottled ink.
A simple dragonfly postcard, suitable for all experience levels.
In this video, look over my shoulder and watch as one of my paintings evolves from initial concept sketch to the final version.
Learn a more free form approach to planning as we complete the lighthouse painting we designed in the latest series of videos.
Some things to watch out for that make it easier or harder to reserve lights and whites in watercolor.
A “default” strategy for deciding on the painting sequence for a watercolor. We’ll see how it was used for two earlier examples and then apply it to the designs from our last video.