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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Sketchbook Story Time No. 8 - Maui - the first few days

sketchbook story time Jun 18, 2019
 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 8 - Maui

The First Few Days

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketches from a trip to Wales and England - Spring 2019

 

The short video shows many of my sketches from the Wales/England trip I recently enjoyed.  As I photographed my sketchbooks I noticed that the collection of sketches is different form those I've done on previous trips.  I can see in these sketches that I was less focused.

Usually when...

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Greater and Lesser Celandine

botanical Jun 01, 2019
 

Now that I've started a perpetual plant sketchbook I want to make sure that the identification of the plants I'm drawing is accurate.  What is a perpetual plant sketchbook? It's a sketchbook that is added to year after, journaling what plants I see during the same week year after year. ...

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