Beach houses in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Early this morning, before it became too hot and sticky for me to be able to concentrate, I did the watercolor sketch below.  I've been asked to show the stages of a sketch I do directly in watercolor without a preliminary drawing of any sort.  Here it is.

I began in a very small...

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From the driver's seat

On the road trip from new Jersey to The Outer Banks of North Carolina, Tom and I stopped along the way for a bit of WRITE AND DRAW, a variation of the game Drive and Draw that I play when on a solo road trip.  At one of our stops, Tom wrote a couple of paragraphs describing his...

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Lessons from Mishaps

online courses tips Jul 11, 2019
 

Yesterday, while filming a demo for Creating Dala Art, I left one of the dalas too close to my water container. A large drop of water fell from my brush onto the example of transitioning a wash from one color to another. My heart sank.  I'd already lost an hour by filming with the camera set...

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Evolution of Dala Art

dala art online courses Jul 09, 2019

I've been gathering the information and sketches, accumulated over the last decade of honing color skills, to share in the newest course, Creating Dala Art. This is a delightful journey down memory lane, back to the time when mixing beautiful color ... or truthfully, any specific color at all ......

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Palette Talk - My favorite watercolor travel palettes - Pros and Cons

 

I just finished editing this video on travel palettes for one of the sessions in Lesson Three of the new Creating Dala Art online course.  Regardless of whether or not you're creating Dala Art, the video contains useful information on how to customize travel palettes to fit your personal...

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Being Open to Inspiration

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2019

Want to become a more masterful sketcher?  There's only one way and that is to sketch ... and sketch ... and sketch.

Don't have time?  

Not true.  No one doesn't experience at least five minutes of waiting for something or someone every day. Five minutes a day sketching can...

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What Would You Like To Know About Dala Art?

dala art online courses Jun 27, 2019
 

 

I'm on a roll creating the online Dala Art course, inspired to make it the best course you've ever taken, one that boosts your skills in ways you never thought possible.  I'm stay two steps ahead of those of you who have already begun the course.  I'm putting my reMarkable...

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What's on my easel?

oil watercolor Jun 22, 2019

June 22, 2019

What's on my easel?  An excellent question that I've been asked several times over the last week.  The number one question is "Where are you traveling to next and how soon do you leave?" 

Rachel Brice - Tribal Belly Dancer watercolor 40" x 25.25"

With such a...

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Pushing ... or Pulling ... the Puddle

 

Pushing or Pulling the Puddle - one of the most useful watercolor techniques I know!  This is superb for creating streak-free washes and glazes. The technique is simple, and not necessarily easy.  The ease comes with practice and it's well worth your time to practice.

 

1. The key...

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The Ink Art of Bridget Davies

artists ink Jun 20, 2019

 I discovered the work of Bridget Davies while in London earlier this year. I love the way she allows ink to flow freely, doing what it does naturally on her paper. A link to the catalogue of her current exhibit at Cecil Court Gallery just arrived in my mailbox and I want to share her work...

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