Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Live Broadcast on future of Arts Journalism

This Friday - October 2 from 9AM-1PM PDT - first ever National Summit on Arts Journalism at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles. It will be in the auditorium of the journalism school in front of an audience of 200, but it's primarily conceived of as a virtual online event. You can read more about it here. You can watch the live broadcast here!

Video chat rooms at Ustream

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Photos from recent workshop

These are photos from my most reccent workshop, held at the Bayou Lacombe Art Center.

We did 2 paintings in this workshop, the 1st one was a simple beach scene which allowed the students to warm up and learn the basic techniques for painting with watercolors. Then we moved on to the second painting, which had a little more detailed subject matter with a boat and a lighthouse.

This is the initial drawing with masking fluid applied. The students traced a copy, and followed step-by-step demonstrations to paint.

After the initial washes and background is painted, I peeled off the mask and began to paint the details

At the end of the day, here is the finished painting!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Video Released!

This short video is a sample from my new DVD, Painting Seascapes in Watercolor - The Red Dinghy. Email me to order the full 55 minute DVD, and you can paint along with me as you learn how to:

  • Paint reflections & shadows
  • Depict movement in water
  • Paint wet-on-wet & dry brush
  • Paint washes & glazes
  • Use masking fluid & lift color
  • Design good compositions
  • Use color & values effectively

Send $24.95 plus $5 for shipping & handling for the 55 minute DVD, and get started painting amazing watercolor seascapes!

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