Saturday, August 1, 2015

For the month of August Save 10%

I would like to offer you a special offer for the month of August 10% off on all current Streaming Video Programs View New programs include: Calla Lilies & Star Flower Use code: August  Individual and Series

Using a negative painting technique this is the stage of the painting where we are working on the multiple stamens inside the flower. 

Upcoming programs:

Fall Colors
.....and more

Daniel Smith Store & Factory in Seattle with the NWWS

  Earlier this month I was in Seattle for the Northwest watercolor Society's 75th anniversary celebration,  one of the events included a tour of the Daniel Smith factory.  As all of us artist know it is like being a kid in a candy store, eyes wide open and you want to buy everything,  unfortunately I couldn't fit it all in my suitcase. 
 It was amazing to see their facility and where they make their colors and the process that they use.

( I think I'll take one of each - LOL)

 Here with Leslie redhead and Cindy, Cindy works in the store and is such a delightful person.

 My new friends

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cloudcroft New Mexico 2015

  I'm always so excited to go to my workshop in Cloudcroft New Mexico the skies are so dramatic and the scenery so stark. First landing in El Paso Texas it's about a one and a half hour drive into  New Mexico  the desert it's just amazing, you never know if it's going to be clear skies puffy clouds or thunder and lightning maybe even a dust storm it's exhilarating and sometimes just a little scary to but well worth the drive.

 Passing by the white sands desert  to Almagordo I made my way up through the canyon towards Cloudcroft  dark skies forming bolts of lightning spitting through the sky knowing that that was my destination, the skies are so dramatic.

 Workshops are held in an old-school house next to the library, coming together in this historic small town is a real  bonding experiance.

  We all had a wonderful time painting one student called an artist Boot Camp (LOL) we covered a lot and they all did an amazing job.

 This is just one of those amazing dramatic sunsets that you'll find in Cloudcroft, I'm looking forward to coming back again in July 2017 I hope you can join me

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Calla Lilies: Step-by-step video program

This has been one of my most popular lessons in my workshops, learn more about white flowers, shaping petals, creating depth while keeping it simple. Join me in this step-by-step program of painting Calla Lilies in watercolor, I am sure you will enjoy it too.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Keep it Simple

Lets keep things simple, here is a quick lesson on how to simplify what we see, the amount of water we use, color, shape and shadow, have fun !

Saturday, May 16, 2015

How to Paint Moving Water in Watercolor

Learn How to Paint Moving Water in Watercolor, keep it simple and most of all fun. I know this is very different then my usual style, but today I thought it would be nice to show you another technique

Here I will be using a # 20 Wash Mottler and a #8 round blend brush and most of you know how much I love my Arches paper  but here for this technique I used 300 CP Fabriano watercolor paper. Colors are French Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Blue, Perm Sap Green and Indian yellow.

Enjoy and Have FUN!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boats on the Water PRNSA

We just had a magical weekend workshop painting Boats on the Water, we did over twelve paintings, ranging in size from 4x6 to 1/2 sheet, covering a wide variety of techniques from value studies, simplifying an image, tighter detailed work to moody more dramatic among others. 

Our workshop was held at the Historic Life Boat Station at Chimney Rock in the Point Reyes National Seashore and for a special treat we were serenaded by female and young Elephant seals bantering and posturing for each other.

Just outside the window

The ramp used to deliver lifeboats into the ocean

Group Dinner in the Life Boat Station


Life Boat Staion