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Back at the San Jose Museum of Art

A visit to San Jose Museum of Art, and a new workshop in the making.#sjma #usk Continue reading

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Sign Painter, yup that’s me

Just a quick post linking to this piece that KQED’s ARTS section did on my sign-sketching obsession. Here is the video. And a link to a longer piece on their website. A big thank you to Creo Noveno for shooting … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement: 2 days of Sketching in Los Gatos

Workshop Announcement: 2 days of Sketching in Los Gatos, California. Continue reading

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MacPherson’s 2018 workshop in Vegas

In Las Vegas, playing with paper (and supplies). Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #5: Paint something familiar

Here’s another direct watercolor strategy I plan to rely on: Strategy #5: Paint Something Familiar Something you know well, have drawn before, draw often…it could be anything. For me, it’s Walter. Walter is a human skull model that sits on … Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #4: Zoom and Crop

Taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge? Strategy #4: Zoom and Crop Continue reading

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Direct Watercolor Strategy #3: Don’t Stop at One

Taking the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge? Strategy #3: Don’t Stop at One! Continue reading

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