Monday, November 11, 2019

I'm happy to announce my new watercolor book! I've been working on it a lonnngg time! I've updated the drawing section from previous books and of course, the premise of using a double primary palette is new! Hope you all find it informative! Here is a free link to one of the movies in the book. Feel free to email me at with any questions!

Beauty in Simplicity, watercolor with 6 Colors, 2019 is 101 pages of instructional watercolor principals and techniques with step by steps and 8 videos. Learn how to mix color, paint still lifes and landscapes with minimal supplies. Basic drawing skills are discussed as well as color theory. For beginners and more advanced students and for anyone who needs a refresher on the basics in easy to understand lessons. The PDF is $14.99. Click here to purchase through PayPal. It is also available on iTunes by clicking here.


Monday, March 11, 2019

New PDF- Glazing in Watercolor

This 50 page PDF covers color theory and focuses on which color to use when glazing.  One of my teaching techniques is to use a sheet of acetate. Check out this video: .

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to use a sheet of acetate to test for possible glazing colors!

Here is the link to my newest video---
It shows you how to use a sheet of acetate to test for possible glazing colors! 

Monday, February 25, 2019

watercolors on panels- Aquabords!

These are all 5x7 inches, which is huge for me! The thing I like most about working on these panels is that they don't need to be framed or put behind glass. As with any new surface it took awhile to get used to them. Can anyone guess who one of my references is for these winter scenes?
The panels come in many sizes. I used a cold wax medium to protect them and seems to working just fine so far. I glued strips of wood to the back, inserted screw eyes and then just needed wire and they are ready to hang!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

More color studies

For the dark ones, no masking was used. Just picked up the paint with a clean brush and clear water.

Finished Cooper Lake color study

I masked off everything but the birch tree trunks and spattered them with a toothbrush. I've yet to do the others!

Color Studies and can't believe it's been so long

Didn't realize I hadn't posted anything in such a long time. I've been busy working on a new watercolor book- doing the drawings for the drawing section. These will also be in the proposed book (wish me luck with the publisher). This is Cooper Lake. I used white artists tape to mask out the foreground trees. I will also post a finished study so you can see where it can go but for here I was interested in color. I've got more of these but couldn't seem to get them all in one post!
These are 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches. the one on the right is even smaller.