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...

Gouache Study

Search engine results for ‘Edgar Payne’ gave me a slew of images. I painted the first 24. I bought tubes of Gouache paint ($$$) recently. The delicate mixes that one...

VIVIFY 2020

Vivify wants to find out if music affects how we paint. To answer this question, first we have to conduct an experiment where participants do paintings with or without music....

Black Lives Matter

I am grief stricken for my country and from my own inaction when the black community was being the collateral damage for years. As artists, we learn to be objective...

Open Studio: Do’s and Dont’s

I’ve never been to an Open Studio. How does one enjoy it? Every relationship they say rests on communication of expectations. I can lay out what watercolor artists might be...

Review: Apocalypse Variations

This blog post is a review of Marc Taro Holme’s latest self published monograph. I read Marc’s monograph last week and was blown away. If the act of doing art...

Urban Sketching Master Class

This is the inaugural Urban Sketching Master Class. The week will provide a full immersion workshop experience, on the finest Island campus-known for its extraordinary light and color, with unlimited...

New Book!

UPDATE: September 2020Sorry it took me long to say this, but the book is out. It came out February 2020 but it was the day I was away at a...

Interview: Marc Taro Holmes

Marc and I are doing the 30×30 directwatercolor challenge for the month of June this year and I am honored to have been asked to join him. This year it...

Big Impact in a Pocket Palette

Direct Watercolor Challenge for 2019 is about to begin. And like last year, we have a special set of people hosting and participating in it. The challenge itself is the...