Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

Art House is an online art community that offers projects for artists and enthusiasts interested in showing their work in a gallery environ-

One recent project, set to tour the U.S in the coming weeks, is The Sketchbook Project.

This past year they sent 28839 artists from 94 countries blank sketchbooks. Just under 10,000 books were returned completed — all of which will be on display.

The tour started February, 2011. It's coming to Seattle, June 10-12 at:

Form/Space Atellier

2407 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Plenty of time to sign up for the next one! Go to for all the info.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Late Bloomers

Original Watercolor
Class Demo

The tulip festival in Mt Vernon was half over before the actual tulips bloomed this year.

This was a demonstration I did for recent watercolor classes using some of my famous "tricks and cheating ways".

For an example of some I actually painted on location see here and here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"Group photos" from Class

Here are some of the handmade mini palettes that my students made.

Many of them have been used already en plein aire.

It's been great fun seeing the individuality and creativity that has gone into these travel palettes as well as the paintings that came from them.