2022 Art Workshop Schedule

Here’s my upcoming teaching schedule with links and information. Sign-ups for my spring workshops at the Smithsonian, and summer workshops in Yosemite Valley are open. You can find the links on the right sidebar. Please contact me if you want to be on a mailing list for new workshop announcements and updates.  I usually teach 2 times […]

Audubon Naturalist Society Zoom talk

Into_the_woods

    Head outside to find your nature muse!    On Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm I will show how the natural world, its colors, shapes, and scale influences all of my artwork. Become a close observer of nature by examining and printing leaves and fish and learn to meditate outdoors with family and […]

Best Watercolor Paints (2020): Brands, Brushes, Travel & MORE!

Best-watercolor-paints

This is a complete guide to watercolor painting supplies for beginners and pros alike. Here is an overview of what you’ll learn in this new guide: ·       Best watercolor paint for beginners and advanced painters  ·       Watercolor paint brands ·       Choosing paint brushes for watercolor ·   […]

Kids and meditating: 7 tips

Kids in school, kids out of school, where to have school…when the world is full of uncertainty, meditation can calm everyone, even children. I know you’re thinking, “My kids are too lively to sit quietly for anything!” My experience as a teaching artist has taught me a few tricks for settling them down and getting […]

White Line Woodcuts

White line labels

…also called Provincetown prints, white line woodcuts are printed with watercolor and gouache on paper. I print or draw the image on paper, transfer it to the wood, and then carve the image , registering the paper with thumbtacks along one side. The printing process creates monoprints because every print is an original: each carved […]

Leaf + Fish Prints

silverleaf

Done from nature in water or oil-based ink by hand on paper or clay. 16 Butterfish, 14 x 14 inches, monoprint, 1 of 1 Japanese Maple and French Curve, 12 x 14 inches, monoprint, 2012 Japanese Maple, 12 x 14 inches, monotype ghost, 2 of 2 Sassafras, Gum, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, 14 x 16 inches, […]

Watercolor + Acrylic Paintings

wapama-falls-hetch-hetchy-reservoir-watercolor-on-paper

Why I start or stop a theme is often mysterious to me. Often ideas go on much longer than I expect them to; as I get comfortable with an image, I start varying its color, value and even the medium. Right now I’m developing the Yosemite series in acrylic, gouache, watercolor and white line woodcut […]

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