Deck of Textures

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

$1100

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. 9 am - 11...

$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...

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...

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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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......