Category Archives: books

The Gift of a Really Cheap Sketchbook

I use and enjoy plenty of nice sketchbooks, books with lovely multi-media and 100% cotton watercolor paper. This book below isn’t one of them. The Midori Blank Notebook is about 4×6 inches, has 176 thin pages, and costs a little … Continue reading

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Livestream and Video

I’m doing a YouTube livestream this evening (5pm Pacific Time) with Paul Wang, my partner-in-crime at Sketching PlayLab . PaulĀ and I will be painting with a small palette of colors. We chose 3 colors each to bring to the palette … Continue reading

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A Tutorial, a Giveaway and Fall Colors

A tutorial and a giveaway this fall Continue reading

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More Persimmons

More Persimmon. Continue reading

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The Persimmons are Here

Persimmon. Podcasts. And Giveaways. Continue reading

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Book Release (and a free downloadable pdf)

My book “The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners” releases today! (Also, a free downloadable pdf from the book) Continue reading

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Book Recommendations

I love getting book recommendations, and I find some of my favorite books through them. (Right now this list has me excited). So here are two book recommendations from the kids and me. The kids read a lot. I read … Continue reading

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Playing, Experimenting, Discovering

Playing, Experimenting, Discovering. Gouache-like fun with a watercolor kit. Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines: Painting & Sketching

Blurring the Lines: Painting & Sketching. Does it matter what you call it? #artquestion Continue reading

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I’m in Watercolor Artist Magazine!

The August issue (yes, it’s out already and available at Barnes &Noble) of Watercolor Artist focusses on painting the world around you, with a special focus on sketchbooks. I’m thrilled and honored to have a piece in there with some … Continue reading

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