Foreign Exchange: Let international instructors travel to you!

Are you eager to sketch new places? Are not quite ready to travel and paint outside? Want instruction from seasoned international instructors? Then welcome to Foreign Exchange. Studio Kelkar and Pedro Loureiro are teaming up to bring a set of workshop that will start online but end outdoors. We have 2 sets for you. Our first set is Lisboa focussed. (Sign...

Urban Sketching Master Class

Madeline Island 978 Middle Road, La Pointe

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 sketching locations. Each day, you will learn sketching techniques with one of the country’s four top urban sketching instructors. You will work with them from...

$1095

Juicy Watercolors 2021: An intermediate level class

Juicy 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 wet-in-wet painting, this workshop is the prerequisite. There is no...

$375

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

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...

All Lake District Pieces (No Story)

If you would like to see the Lake District Collection without the words and backstory, you are at the right place. To return to backstory at anytime, click here....

U-slim shady

I am a Velcro fan. Over time, I’ve made videos of some of the uses of Velcro for plein air painting I’ve devised and am linking to them below. Today...

COMPOSE: A Masterclass

I am excited to share my inaugural Masterclass called COMPOSE with you online and to thus make it accessible wherever you may be. PURPOSE This is a long format masterclass...

Colors

If you love Potter’s Pink and use it extensively, this article will not resonate. It will resonate if you are looking for ways to cut-back on the # of pigments...

Brushes

Truth: All the types of brushes (as far as shape, handle length, purpose) have been around for years. What’s new is in the synthetic hair material. A conditioned purist, I...