Collection of Free Art Videos

 

Urban sketching in Crockett, CA (2015)

A quick reminder that I have numerous free art videos on both my YouTube Channel and my Vimeo Channel.  The links are at the bottom of this page among the other social media links. (Scroll ALL the way down to the black bar at the bottom of the page.)...

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Let the Game Begin!

online course sketchbook Nov 08, 2019

Having completed Part Three of the Pulling the Puddle Mini-course Series, I rummaged through old sketchbooks looking for a specific botanical illustration to use as one of the examples in Part Four  - Pulling the Puddle in Small Shapes. I didn't find the sketch I was looking for but I did...

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Mini Classes!

 

There's now an additional way that you can experiment with and dig a bit deeper into the techniques I offer in the more extensive, multi-week online courses ...  Mini Courses! These shorter classes that focus on one technique at a time AND present a quick project for you to create with the...

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This is why I teach

Uncategorized Oct 27, 2019

Yesterday I received the following comment from Jane, an artist who has recently completed the Drawing Alternatives I course.

"Thank you, Chris. I have become much more aware of values - something I really hadn’t taken on board - and although I didn’t actually enjoy doing the value...

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As the World Flashes By

sketching travel Oct 14, 2019
 

Recently, on the Sketchbook & Watercolor: Tools and Techniques Facebook Group, I posted a video of sketching while riding the Coast Starlight train. Jessica commented, " Can we see more sketches to go with this? As I watch the view out the train window, I am really challenged about how I...

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Explore a Castle Village in Spain

December 12 - 17, 2019

It's a bit crazy to head off on an artist retreat in Spain right before the holidays.  And ... it might be just the adventure you need to help you survive the joy and chaos of that special time of year with family and loved ones.

This is an opportunity to experience a...

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Game of Influence

game of influence Oct 07, 2019
 

Several days ago I received a request to teach a workshop in Mumbles while I'm in Wales next month. While planning the logistics, my painting of Mumbles Pier Lifeboat Station came to mind.  It was Week Three of my self-proclaimed Year of Influence and the artist I chose to be my influence...

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Back from Bali

bali Sep 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

This was my first trip to Indonesia.  My journey to Bali was not a sketching trip, nor was it a teaching trip.  I did not travel solo as is my custom.  This was a spiritual journey, a journey to the land of a million temples.  As a young girl of six or...

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Paper Grocery Bag Sketchbook with Handles!

 

When I end up at a grocery store without my cloth bag, I request paper rather than plastic so that I can make good use of the bag that I wouldn't have needed if I'd had my cloth bag with me.

When I returned to Mike's apartment, I made a sketchbook out of the bags.  Having never made...

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Notification of Updates

This morning I added to  Week 6 of Creating Dala Art an example of creating a Dala, from beginning to end, along with the thoughts that were running through my head as I made choices of design, colors, values and patterns.

The added lesson includes 27 illustrated steps! 

When I...

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