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 ·   […]

Peek …Into the Woods

Sugar Maple leaf

Into the Woods: Families Making Art in Nature was just released on two more platforms, the Barnes and Noble Nook and the Rakuten Kobo. Just the right size to tuck into a bag or pocket, the paperback version is available on Amazon.  Look to the right on this page for Watercolor Printed Leaves, a free […]

Into the Woods: It’s out!

Into-the-wood

  PAPERBACK IS OUT! •     KINDLE RELEASE JUNE 3:  PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON   •     APPLE BOOKS release date:   JUNE 10  • Discover your family’s inner artist in the great outdoors!  Into the Woods includes  12+ chapters of family-friendly games and art activities designed to engage the senses and get your family in touch with nature at any […]

Nature Printing Society

102 years ago, WW I ended.  People wore surgical masks as they danced in the streets on November 11, 1918 because the Spanish flu was at its height in the United States. In San Francisco, it took a year for life to return to normal. As we wait for our confinement to pass, I hope […]

Leaves Two Ways: Yosemite Valley

  I’ll be an artist-in-residence at Yosemite in June, based in the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.  If you will be in the valley, come join the art class from 10-2 PM Monday to Saturday. You’ll learn to draw, paint and print leaves from the Sierra Nevada, no need to bring anything but yourself […]

New Yosemite watercolors

  Yosemite Falls in June (watercolor and ink on paper, 8 x 6 inches) and two other new paintings from my time in the park this past June show up in the new video by SR/A Gallery in Chevy Chase MD.   You’ll find them in the first 30 seconds of this 1 minute video. […]

Summer in the Sierra

If you’re traveling out west this summer, I’ll be in Yosemite National Park for two weeks as an artist-in-residence beginning June 11. I’ll be teaching a 4 hour class called Painting and Printing the Park each day (except Sunday) from 10-2. Here’s a link to more info on the Yosemite Conservancy site. I’ll be posting […]

Big thanks!

Sending out a very big thanks to everyone who came to the SR/A gallery opening! I was lucky enough to sell a painting that first evening, a watercolor from Yosemite National Park’s Soda Springs. The other paintings I’m showing are from Yosemite too.  The biggest piece is a white-line woodcut of Kolana Peak in the […]

Upper Yosemite Falls

Watercolor and opaque watercolor, 14 x 11 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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