Category Archives: Close to home

Direct Watercolor, a weekend of catchup

Day 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge. Continue reading

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A Summer Tradition (and line versus no line)

Thinking about line and no-line in the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge. Continue reading

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Where’s the line?

I’ll be doing a lot of direct watercolor posts this month. But that’s just in addition to what I usually do, not instead of it. Here are a bunch of random sketches from the last few days in my sketchbook. … Continue reading

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Weekend in Yosemite: Part 2

More from Yosemite National Park. This is a less-known view of Mirror Lake. Its probably only weeks now before it dries into a meadow. The more famous Mirror Lake vista reflects Half Dome in the still waters, but I sketched … Continue reading

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30×30 Direct Watercolor: Are you in?

I’m joining  Marc Holmes , Liz Steel, Uma Kelkar, and Anne-Laure Jacquart in this watercolor challenge in June. The challenge? 30 paintings in 30 days of June. Quick, Direct. No fuss. Big or small. On location. Or not. Why? Because there’s just … Continue reading

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June Workshops: Vegas and San Francisco

After a longish break from teaching workshops, I’m back! Here are two workshops in June, one in Las Vegas and the other in San Francisco. They might look similar at first glance, but read carefully: one is an Urban Sketcher’s … Continue reading

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Downtown San Jose

These three pieces are from last week when I painted with Nina Khashchina. This one is at San Jose State University, such a beautiful, green oasis in the middle of the city! We moved on to the San Jose Museum of … Continue reading

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