EMERGE: an intermediate watercolor class

JOIN WAITLIST This online watercolor class focusses on painting scenes in dim/fading light. Class format is: 3 classes of 2 hours each over 3 Saturdays in January 2023. 9 am - 11 am, Saturday, Jan 7, 14, 21. Year: 2023 Curriculum Each Saturday will focus on one topic, Jan 7: Early morning, Jan 14: late...

$313

Juicy Watercolors 2023: Hosted by CWA

Esteemed watercolor society on the West Coast, California Watercolor Association (CWA - LINK) is hosting Studio Kelkar's Juicy Watercolors workshop on the weekend of March 11-12, 2023. This is an online workshop run and moderated by CWA. Juicy Watercolors 2023 is a comprehensive and intimate workshop led by fine artist Uma Kelkar that strengthens the technical foundations...

Delicious Landscapes using Gouache & Procreate!

ZOOM workshop

5 weeks, 7am Pacific, 10am Eastern Tuesdays, May 2 - May 30, 2023 Sign up Always wanted to dabble in gouache? Wanted to start basic but come out of class over a basic level? Always wanted a class that gives you a week's time to practice in between lectures? Then this class is for you!...

$285

Deck of Textures 2023

This event will sell out. 🐦 Early Bird pricing available now! 🐦 🎉 Additional discount if you sign up with a friend. 🎉 Hear what people are saying of Deck of Textures 2022 “Returning home with permission to play.” “Yoga of Strokes made me realize that I bring an expectation-free self to my knitting that...

$1450

Capturing Light, Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, Spain Mallorca

😱 Hurry: Half seats taken up for both weekends 😱 -update Oct 15, 2022 I am super excited to share that Eugen Chisnicean and I will be holding a back to back watercolor workshop on the beautiful island of Mallorca, Spain in October 2023. The workshop is best for intermediate artists and advanced beginners. This...

$700 – $1300

Solo Show in Fall 2023: Last Drop

The show as I envision a show must be - interactive, playful, bold and strong. Tentative dates. Placeholder for those who want to travel to Bay Area. It will be worth it.

2024 Juicy Watercolors, Spain

Juicy Watercolors has always been taught as an intense 2-day workshop. We put that workshop on steroids for 5 days in a bucolic setting in Spain. We will have - An exclusive and luxurious location away from tourists, A personal chef to make us breakfasts and dinners daily and Transportation to local plein air spots....

$3500 – $4700

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(Moderate) Fall Colors 2022

Day 0, Sept 29 Flying from San Francisco to Boston, bus to South Station, rental car to Bar Harbor, reached at 12:15am. Long day which began at 5 am. Thankfully,...

Blue hour and Sulphur Bulbs

The boys and I went to a local Mexican restaurant on a weekday and saw this view towards the gas station. The sky was more gloomy than my rendition. However,...

#30x30directwatercolor 2022

2022 is the fifth year of Direct Watercolor Challenge – a challenge that Marc Taro Holmes ideated and both he and I have conducted+participated in. Marc and I will co-host the #directwatercolor2022...

BOOK REVIEW 3: Dream Worlds

What was the main purpose of my purchase of this book? To revitalize my brain to think like a camera man while I composed pictures. The author’s aim is to...

Backlit flowers

Darkening by mixing thick pigments is making my nocturnes lose the luminance that watercolors have. Ultimately I am coming to the conclusion that using pigments that are inherently dull and...

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Goals for 2022

Some years, my goals repeat. I often repeat them because I have not figured out how to execute them. Follow-through is not hard for my personality type if a step-by-step...

[Basics] Perspective 1

Drawing buildings from atop is challenging for some. Here are some pointers that can get one acclimatized sooner to drawing this top down view. Things that are farther from viewer...

Calendar 2022-2023

Sometimes, I think it makes sense to be able to compare the separate offerings side-by-side than study each offering individually before making up our minds. A clickable table wasn’t justifying,...
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