Juicy Watercolors 2021: An intermediate level class

S O L D    O U T J uicy Watercolors 2021 is a comprehensive workshop that strengthens the technical foundations of watercolorists interested in pursuing wet-in-wet style of painting. Perfect for intermediate artists. Resilient beginners welcome. For those wishing to take my masterclass in 2022 but have not taken a thorough intermediate level workshop that emphasizes...

$375

What’s up with Trees?

ZOOM workshop

Online Workshop with Uma Kelkar | Saturday, December 4, 10am–12:15pm Pacific We often undervalue ubiquitous features like trees in our practice, but it's often these elements that hold our compositions together, make paintings feel real, and create mood and atmosphere. With artist and engineer Uma Kelkar, we'll start by painting individual trees in a fresh but realistic...

$50

2022 COMPOSE: A Masterclass

ZOOM workshop

I am excited to share my 2022 Masterclass called COMPOSE with you online and to thus make it accessible wherever you may be. Lesson Plan Testimonials Purpose Long format masterclass suited for people who wish to do deep focussed work towards making paintings emote what the artist feels. Despite this topic being ripe for extreme abstraction, we will...

$773

Urban Sketching Summer Retreat

Madeline Island 978 Middle Road, La Pointe, WI

The Urban Sketching Summer Retreat is among MISA’S most popular offerings. The week provides a full immersion workshop experience at one of America’s most scenic seashores, where Madeline Island’s stunning landscapes and shoreline meet the beautiful port town of Bayfield, with its historic architecture, marinas, ferry landings and traditional main street. Both locations are known for their...

$1295

Workshop in Provence, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Workshop Description: “Flow” Join Uma Kelkar for a wonderful week in Provence. Participants will learn how to employ just enough shapes, colors and stroked to achieve maximum impact. This is Uma’s definition of elegance. Exercises during each day will build up towards a final painting. We will focus on the technical skills at the beginning followed by...

$3,190

Book Review 2: September 11, 2001

The name of the book I review today is, September 11 2001, Words and Pictures by Veronica Lawlor. Just like plein air painting which is done in the open,  graphic...

Visit to the George Floyd Square

This is a story of sketching at the George Floyd Square for 5 days and of reporting what I saw and heard. For the sake of understanding the point of...

Life Drawing Resources (online)

Most of the links are compiled by Laurie Wigham and Diane Olivier whose life drawing work can be found here Laurie: LINK and Diane: LINK More life drawing from San...

2022 COMPOSE: Enrollment Open

The second year of masterclass is open for enrollment. Our main change this year is that there will be no drop-ins available. We realized this is long commitment class and...

Palette June 2021

I also make sure that the mixing wells have some sort of warm/cool separation just like the palette has somewhat a separation. The right hand leaf is kept spare until...

18 no’s, 1 yes

My first no was in 2010 – from California Watercolor Association’s (CWA) International show. Like a first breakup, the first no was a gut punch. It took my 3 years...

The (story of) Colossal Bear

The Rotary Club of Los Altos launched a 2-in-1 community public art event and fundraiser event, titled, ‘The BEARS Project’. Artists could choose either the size of bear they worked...

Camera Holder for Painting Upright

Evolution of Need In the initial days of the pandemic, I had moved to the garage for my daytime work and also to conduct online classes. The rush of doing...

I got em.

Uma Kelkar, CSPWC here on. I feel very happy. Feel I am allowed a break tonight. Oh goodness! This is big for me. I am shaking my head. Rex Beanland...

Channel your Inner Lazy

Efficiency, elegance, maximum impact for least strokes are all elevated ways of describing ‘lazy’. May be it was conditioning of being a young parent who had to make do with...