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...

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...

Book Review 1: 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...