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...

Urban Sketching Master Class NEW DATES

Madeline Island 978 Middle Road, La Pointe

Due to Covid-19, this workshop was moved to August 2021. The new dates are August 16 - August 20. This is the inaugural Urban Sketching Master Class. The week will...

$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...

$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...

$3,190

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......

Velcro Tales

In summer of 2019, I started vlogging+blogging about the simple edits I made to existing equipment to enhance each tool’s functionality and to raise quality of the painting experience. I......