Exciting En Plein Air Opportunity

 

In the midst of an amazing week, I was contacted by a teacher in Germany who is teaching her students about Complementary Colors!  I'll be teaching the children about grayscale values with complementary colors  in a special webinar for them in mid November.  I'm thrilled.  The...

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Blooper Videos on DIY Body Easel

 

What a ridiculous amount of mishaps and poor judgement occurred as I attempted to film myself doing a demo of quick, direct watercolor sketches in the cornfield. I was working on an additional lesson using the Analogous with Split Complements color scheme in The Color Scheme Game online course....

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Why Red and Blue Don't Always Give You Purple.

 

The gift I was blessed with when arriving in this world was the gift of curiosity.  It certainly wasn't the gift of drawing or painting. Those skills have been learned and honed over a life time of putting pencil and brush to paper. I draw and paint to observe the world more carefully....

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Celebrating the Relaunch of The Color Scheme Game

 

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As easy as it might be to give up when the going gets tough, it's simply not in my nature to let nonsense get in the way of living my life as an artist and sharing that joy with other artists.  After a recent conflict with...

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Fun With Closed Shape Drawings

 

While gathering images to create a montage in the final video of my latest class on Skillshare ... The Five Elements of Art - Part One: SHAPE  I stumbled upon several drawings I had forgotten about and I found myself smiling as they dusted off memories of being in Mumbles, Wales ... my...

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Sketching in Series - Sketchbook Storytime

sketchbook storytime Sep 18, 2020
 

The video is a selection of clips from five different Sketchbook Storyhour videos that, awhile back, I posted on a regular basis on my Youtube Channel.  I chose clips that featured sketches from three of my Series of 100 Sketches; Family Treasures, Trumpet Parts and Glass Ink Wells as well...

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Joy Through Observation

 

The last two weeks have been utterly chaotic and challenging.  With very little notice I was invited to participate in another online, international interview event.  I was also asked to create a free gift for listeners that was based on a solo exhibit I had back in 2008.  With...

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Musicians - Dip Pen and Watercolor In the Dark

Three to four nights a week I braved the darkness of night, alone, to drive to Easton, PA where I spent the next four hours dipping my pen into ink and mixing colors I couldn't see in the poorly lit pubs. The live music, sounds of the crowd and the movements of musicians, dancers and drinkers...

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Strokes with Watercolor and Brush

figures line watercolor Sep 05, 2020

Back in 2004 I had the good fortune of working with BT.  He showed up to one of Pat Sonne's en plein air life drawing sessions. Pat and I had just begun collaborating on what we called Zakar Events.  We attended local pubs where Pat moved to the live music as I sketched,...

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Body Easels - Board Accessories and Sketchbooks

 

In the recent class I published on Skillshare, Painting Hedgerows in Watercolor, I used my DIY body easel in the en plein air painting demonstration.  The above video was included as one of the lessons in the class to show how all my tools are securely attached to my easel making it far...

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