I welcome your comments, requests, suggestions, questions and concerns. However, my audience has grown quite large recently, and I’m finding I simply can no longer reply to every email request for individual assistance. I am doing my best, but my first responsibility is to my current students and coaching clients, and to doing my own work.
Before posing a question, please take a moment to consider whether the answer is readily available by an online search. (For example, questions such as “What is Gatorboard?” “What are stretcher bars?” “Where can I buy plexiglas?”)
Also, please don’t ask me “what brand of paper/paints/brushes do you use/recommend?” I use many different brands myself, and can’t possibly make a recommendation for you, knowing nothing about what you are trying to achieve in your work.
If you have a specific problem you are trying to solve (e.g. “I’m having trouble lifting color, could it be my paper or pigment?”), the more information you can give me, the better I might be able to help.
If you are just starting out, you can find some recommendations for basic supplies in the “Getting Started” section of Watercolor Jumpstart.
I do love seeing what you are working on, and I am honored by those who choose to share a bit of their art (or life journey). I know that takes courage! I will do my best to respond as quickly as I can. Thanks for your patience!
(And, special thanks to all of you who let me know that you don’t need a reply when you just want to share a comment, or an idea for a future demo or video—that’s enormously helpful!)