Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upcoming live interview on KWMR

I would like to invite you to join me this Saturday, December 20, 2014 for my live interview with Elia Haworth at KWMR on her program Original Minds 9-10am Pacific Standard time. We will be discussing my career in watercolor, workshops and possibly Lyme disease is West Marin along with other surprises. You can  listen live online at http://www.kwmr.org

If your in the West Marin area you can find it on your dial at 
90.5 FM Pt. Reyes Station
89.9 FM Bolinas

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Watercolor event December 3-29, 2014

I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and invite you to join me Friday December 5, 5-7:30pm in Point Reyes Station, CA for the Opening Reception of my show, Watercolor in Motion. It will truly be a special evening, all merchants will be open until 8pm with the Tree lighting ceremony beginning at 6:30pm.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Accordion sketch book

I have to say I was so impressed with one of my students Debbie Abshear at my Calistoga workshop this month. Debbie does a lot of Plein Air Painting and is always doing value sketches where ever she goes, either in her note book or as you can see here, in an accordion sketch book which she make herself. I loved what she was doing and want to share her talent with you, basically she does quick studies to help her find her values then places the local color along side with a few notes. Love the affect and her work.

Value studies in a Accordion Sketch book 

Local color placed next to the sketch 

Debbie can make these sketch books any size that she likes

This was a beautiful painting that she did 

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The Star Flower - New Program

I am happy to announce that I have a new instructional program called The Star Flower available as an online rental or purchase as a download. DVD to be available for the Holiday Season

Star Flower 15x22 Watercolor

This program was filmed live in an actual workshop, now you can almost feel as if you were there. We will be working on a half sheet of 300 lb CP watercolor paper then starting with a simple exercise I will walk you through the painting process from beginning to end, every step of the way.

Star Burst 60x40 Watercolor

To view the program follow this link or copy and paste it into you browser http://vimeo.com/ondemand/21715

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall Colors

I was so impressed to see how everyone did during the workshop. 
This wasn't an easy painting to do and they all did so well, with the large luminous washes, building texture, negative and positive painting, it was really exciting to see them all together.


Karen handled the negative space and shadow on the grapes beautifully .

Love the smile Julie, true happiness...Great job 

Fall Color in the Napa Valley.

We had a wonderful time looking at and painting fall color. 


The ladies bought me a cake to celebrate my Birthday during the workshop, it was so sweet of them.

 One evening we went to the Calistoga Inn for a lovely dinner and were serenaded by Alvon Johnson, that was a lovely treat.




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