Gorgeous DIY Gift Tags - Watercolor and Ribbons

diy projects natural dye Nov 24, 2020
 

This holiday season will be quite different. 

We won’t be gathering together as we have in the past, celebrating our community of family, loved ones and friends. Why not include a little piece of yourself along with the packages you’ll be mailing?  A beautiful gift tag...

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New Course - New Book - New Opportunity

A few days ago I received my copy of Suhita Shirodkar's fabulous new book, The Urban Sketching Handbook, Techniques For Beginners.  I'm honored to have one of my sketches included in this excellent collection of art and guidance that features so many of my favorite urban sketchers. ...

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Sketching in my local grocery store

 

When sketching out-and-about, the experience is rarely predictable no matter how well prepared I am.  Perhaps that's why I keep inventing new (hopefully improved) methods and equipment to maximize the opportunity to engage successfully with my environment and the people within that...

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DIY Sketchbooks and Painting in a Canoe

 

What a fantastic week!

The rain held off until after the Boat for the Vote event on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn last Friday evening. 

photo taken by my daughter, Nicole, from another canoe as we drifted along

The first mini course in the Series of DIY Sketchbooks & Illustrated...

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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

 

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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