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Open Studio: Do’s and Dont’s

I’ve never been to an Open Studio. How does one enjoy it? Every relationship they say rests on communication of expectations. I can lay out what watercolor artists might be... Read More

Urban Sketching Master Class

This is the inaugural Urban Sketching Master Class. The week will provide a full immersion workshop experience, on the finest Island campus-known for its extraordinary light and color, with unlimited... Read More

New Book!

I know you want this book – and I want it out badly too. Proof reading and ratifying colors and print quality will take it’s due course to make it... Read More


2019 is the third year of Direct Watercolor Challenge – a challenge that Marc Taro Holmes pioneered. Marc and I will co-host the #directwatercolor2019 on Facebook. Like every year, the... Read More


CHOKING – When painting becomes a spectator sport Painting is traditionally a private task where most of the background work for a particular piece happens inside the artist’s brain or... Read More

TICKETS: Gray Matter

The workshop is Austin, Texas has finalized and tickets can be bought here <CLICK>.  ... Read More

June already?!

What happened? I am complaining about June happening so fast on August 2, 2018. This is the fastest year ever and despite that speed, it has been a most giving... Read More


After dreaming for years about having my space – my physical and emotional space to paint, to experiment, to fail and enjoy that failure in all that it can teach... Read More

Urban Sketchers celebrates 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the world wide group of Urban Sketchers was born. From a handful artists, it has grown to a 50,000+ membership group with 8 international symposiums... Read More

Sketch with me this Thursday!

I am leading a Sketch Walk at the Apple Store, Union Square, San Francisco this coming Thursday, Nov 30, 4-6pm. If you have your iPad, bring it with procreate app... Read More