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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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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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

 

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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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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Painting a Hedgerow in Watercolor

Slowly making my way back to creating en plein air videos to share with you in the current and upcoming online classes both on Skillshare.com/chriscarterart and here on ExploreWithChrisCarter.com.  To introduce this fun series I published a short class last Friday on Skillshare, Painting...

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Morning Scribbler: June 11 - 24, 2020

 

With the extra time I'm taking to paint both in the the studio and en plein air, I've fallen two months behind editing the Morning Scribbler videos.   Here are my scribbles from June 11th through June 24th.  

 

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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

I began my Perpetual Plant Journal the week of May 20th - May 26th in 2019 after being inspired by the Jill Richards gorgeous Perpetual Plant Journal.  I believe Jill is now in her third, or possibly fourth year adding beautifully illustrated plants to the pages of her Stillman & Birn,...

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Chasing Away the Gloom

Finally!  Power is back on after three and a half days of no power, no internet and spotty (at best) cell service.

When power is out, for days at a time, my basement studio has been flooded and even the cell towers are out of commission, what do I do?  I go to the zoo.

Silly...

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