Mini Classes!

 

There's now an additional way that you can experiment with and dig a bit deeper into the techniques I offer in the more extensive, multi-week online courses ...  Mini Courses! These shorter classes that focus on one technique at a time AND present a quick project for you to create with the...

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Forced out of a pigment rut

On the drive back from North Carolina, I sketched from the passenger seat as my husband drove.  Since i usually travel alone, this was a rare treat for me.  I had forgotten how challenging it can be to sketch and paint in a moving car.  It's more difficult than painting in trains,...

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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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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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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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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Four - Values Shapes Dominance

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Four

Values - Shapes - Dominance

What do I look for when I'm out in the world sketching? What are the questions I ask myself before I touch my pen or brush to the paper?

Question 1: What grabs my attention?

Question 2: Why does (blank) grab my attention: shape;...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Three - Twenty Steps

 

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Three - Twenty Steps

Posted: February 28, 2019

The video above was filmed many years ago on a cold, winter day in Ashville, North Carolina shortly after I invented one of my drawing/painting games.  Taking twenty steps and forcing myself to draw something...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Two

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Two

Posted: February 21, 2019

Part Two of a Twelve Part weekly posting of sketches created while exploring the UK in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  These sketches are a sneak preview of the techniques I'll be teaching in Wales this May at Chapel Cottage Studio in...

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Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part One

Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part one

Posted: February 14, 2019

As a sneak preview of the techniques I'll be teaching in May of 2019 at Chapel Cottage Studio in Abergavenny. I'm posting examples from my travels in Bristol, London, Abergavenny, Swansea, St. Ives and the little stops between....

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Painting in the dark with dip pen and watercolor

ink pub painting watercolor Dec 12, 2018
 

December 12, 2018

The above clip is from a documentary filmed and edited by my daughter, Nicole, in 2005.  The rest of the documentary is not soooo dark; it's filmed in my studio and in one of the galleries where I had a solo exhibit in 2005.

In 2004, Pat Sonne and I began working together...

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