Spring is here and yesterday I went out for my first paint out with the Plein Air Painters Chicago. I took my Plein Air kit and DIY easel out and I wanted to share with you how I put it together. While looking for a solution, I came across Joe Cartwright’s website where he shared his own DIY watercolor easel. Joe Cartwright is an Australian watercolor artist, teacher, and author. I love his work and thought it a good idea to take his advice.
What is Sketching? Sketching is a loose art form that can be done from practically anywhere with any supplies you’d like to use. Urban Sketching is done on location, usually outdoors but we’ve got some winters here in Chicago and we take it indoors. In sketching, rather than working towards the goal of creating a […]
A look at Primary Colors and the Color Wheel through watercolor paints. Download my color wheel template to create your own and learn about the relationships between your colors. Additional exercises will help you hone your techniques and learn to control water to pigment ratios.
Sign up by August 14th for a chance to win this premium urban watercolor sketching kit. I have put together a premium kit for my AirBnb Urban Sketching Experience guests. It includes everything from our everyday kit along with some of my favorites, a Moleskine Watercolor Journal, and even more Daniel Smith Watercolors.
Is this your first time painting watercolors? Maybe you have been painting with another medium like acrylics and oils and you’d like to try watercolors? I’ll show you a great way to dip your toes into this medium and see if painting watercolors is something you enjoy. These minimalist watercolor tips on supplies will start you off with a high quality and budget friendly kit that gives you room to grow.