Second Sunday Live Demos
Short (30-45 min) live demonstration of popular topics, followed by a 45-min Q&A, offered each month from 5:30-7 pm Pacific Time on the second Sunday of the month.
At this time, live demos are limited to 15 registrations and are only open to newsletter subscribers (if you’re not a subscriber yet, you can subscribe for free here). Each demo will be recorded and posted here about 1-2 weeks after the live demo. (For privacy reasons, the Q&A portion is not recorded. (An archive of videos and handouts from past Second Sunday Live Demos is at the bottom of this page.)
(If you have problems booking online, or if the demo is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact me here.)
Cancellation policy: You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance with a full refund. No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of the demo start time, unless I can find someone to fill the space. I maintain a waitlist and I’ll do my best, but no guarantees. You may give your registration to someone else to use, but please send me their name so I can make sure the moderator knows to admit them in your place. (Or have them use your name to join the meeting.)
Upcoming Live Demos
Apr 14: Fifty Shades of Grey—The G-Rated Version (Full!—Registration Closed)
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 your own greys can help you achieve lively shadows, believable neutrals and airy, light-filled clouds. And it’s also a great way to learn to easily and intuitively mix colors across the entire spectrum, because it quickly fine-tunes your ability to recognize direct complements.
I’ll be demonstrating some of my favorite mixtures for grey, including a secret for mixing greys to create a sense of warm light glowing behind the edges of clouds. Bring your questions about greys and shadows and neutrals—and a favorite combo for mixing grey to share, if you like.
May 12: Lively Florals
No more teeny timid lonely blossoms floating in
Jun 9: Beyond the Brush—Suggesting Bark, Rocks and Foliage
Bring your sense of adventure for this one! I’ll be on a camping trip in California on Jun 9, so this will be my first attempt at bringing you a live demo on the road—woohoo! Should be exciting! (Actually, this will be one of our scheduled “hotel breaks”, so I have a reasonable chance of a fast-enough internet connection.)
Seems like a perfect opportunity to share some of my favorite tricks for suggesting bark, rocks and masses of foliage in landscape paintings. I’ll have photos and sketches (and maybe even some short video clips) from our trip down the coast and through the big redwoods to inspire us.
Videos and Handouts from Previous Demos
A recording of the demo portion of each Live Demo, and any
Mar 10: Get Ready for Spring Plein Air Painting
Gather your materials and test your setup indoors now to be ready for