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...

2021 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...