Artist Communities

In our busy lives, time to meet other artists in-person is scarce. However, supportive communities exist and they have a large online presence too, allowing all of us to engage at our convenience.

Urban Sketchers
Global Organization + Local chapters
90,000+ artists
220+ local chapters world wide
supportive set of artists
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
Oldest watercolor society of the SF Bay Area
Weekend plein air group once in a month.
Thursday plein air group twice a month.
SCVWS conducts workshops and outreach programs.

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This is a technical article. If dissecting a painting takes away the fun of seeing...
February 16, 2019

First Oils

When you see the warm clouds on background of cool, dark sky, be honest, you’ve...
February 16, 2019
Other general crafty things I do!

Run up to Chicago

Elegance in Watercolors starts off in Chicago in April. Between now and early April, we...
February 5, 2019