Category Archives: Supplies and Materials

Direct Watercolor Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject

When ‘direct watercolor’ isn’t your go-to painting strategy, and you’re taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge, you need some strategies to take the leap: Strategy #1: Pick a forgiving subject 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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Mostly black and white

My daily sketching practice has gotten a bit, shall we say, sketchy lately. So to try and get back to little studies last week, I decided to try and draw everyday: not big ambitious pieces, but with some focus: working … Continue reading

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Heading South

Last week, the kids and I jumped in the car and headed south. The week began well, with fish tacos at Splash Cafe, Pismo Beach. And Pismo is always beautiful. I asked my son to take a picture of me … Continue reading

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What’s in your palette?

Here’s what’s in my current palette (and some links to how to build a palette) Continue reading

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It’s (almost) Inktober time again…

It’s Inktober again… Join me in this challenge? Continue reading

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A colorful week

Some colored, some charcoal, some watercolor … lots of (local) color… Continue reading

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