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...

$1295

Juicy Watercolors 2022: In-Person workshop, Minneapolis

Open Book 1011 S Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis, MN

Juicy Watercolors 2022 is a in-person comprehensive and intimate workshop led by fine artist Uma Kelkar that strengthens the technical foundations of watercolorists interested in pursuing wet-in-wet style of painting. Kelkar will emphasize painting landscapes and cityscapes in an impressionistic style. Perfect for intermediate artists. Resilient beginners welcome. 💢 Intimate class size is ~12 - allowing...

$345

Deck of Textures

This event went live on Nov 12. Buy tickets now. Limited seating. https://www.umakelkar.com/shop/deck-of-textures/

$1100

CANCELLED Workshop in Provence, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

  THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED. The pandemic followed by variants and now the war makes travel very uncertain. This workshop has been cancelled and Jackie will refund all monies paid to her. You may reach out to her by emailing(LINK) her if you have not received a cancellation email from her.   Workshop Description: “Flow” Join...

$3,390

EMERGE: an intermediate watercolor class

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. You pick either the...

$313

Capturing Light, Mallorca, Spain

I am arranging a watercolor only workshop for intermediate painters. We will focus on Cityscapes for 2 days and Landscapes on 2 days. There will be a break in middle of the week - either Wednesday or Thursday. Thursday is looking obvious for 2023 considering it is National Day of Spain. Tentative plan looks like...

#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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Minnesota State Fair (WIP)

This blog post is work in progress since blogging long format takes time. MSF opened back up after a year of absence. And we were there on the first day...

Photos from Land of Lakes + Minneapolis

I am behind – there’s product review of some new pigments I got, writing about my experience at MISA. Photos for now....