March 17, 2018

I spent much of my early life in Colorado. I now live in Pasadena but still make annual trips there to see my family. I love it there. It is a pristine environment and has changed little since I lived there. I am currently working on a series of Colorado landscapes, tr...

March 16, 2018

I took a sketch trip to Death Valley late last year. It was beautiful and the perfect time of year for exploring. I used a sketchbook that I made by taking a stack of 8” x 10” Fluid watercolor sheets and wire binding them between two sheets of cardboard. I did all of t...

March 15, 2018

My latest book will be out in April of this year. It is entitled Expressive Painting and is being published by Quarto/Walter Foster. It will be available at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, Swain’s Art Store in Glendale, Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster and many othe...

March 9, 2018

I was in San Diego a few years ago and had the opportunity to do some sketching. I brought a Canson 11” x 14” Montval watercolor sketchbook and decided to explore some panoramic views. Unlike my usual guerilla speed technique for grabbing as many images as I can before...

March 8, 2018

There are many opportunities to practice sketching. My sketchbook travels everywhere with me so it is always ready to go. Sitting in an airport waiting for a plane is the perfect time to get some work done. Airport subjects are both stationary and in motion so you can...

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