Introduction to Watercolors & Urban Sketching
Welcome to my website and to my blog. Over the next few months I’ll be posting weekly articles on the topic of watercolors and urban sketching. If you are new to the medium or if you’re interested in learning more, sign up by entering your email address in the form on this page and you’ll get an email as soon as new articles are published. My writing will focus on short-read articles you’ll be able to bookmark for future reference.
For more than 20 years I have worked with watercolors and it is my favorite medium. Many say it’s one of the least forgiving mediums, and it’s true, but the rewards are greater, I feel, than other mediums. This is my experience of course and yours may be different.
I love to share my experiences with others and that’s why I started this blog. For those just starting out with watercolors, it can be intimidating. I make it fun and simple. I believe that’s what your art experience should be. I’ll cover some tips and techniques that you can use in your artworks and step by step demonstrations to follow along.
Over the past couple of years I have also started urban sketching. It’s a relaxing, creative, and social experience that allows me to get out of the studio and sketch the beauty of Chicago on location. I host an urban sketching experience on AirBnb and IfOnly where guests can sign up for a 2 hour experience sketching with me.
I’ll talk more about Urban Sketching throughout my blog as well as other topics like:
- Basics of Color Theory
- Getting Perspectives Right
- Product Reviews
- My Favorite Watercolor Artists
- Choosing Your Scene
- Watercolor Paints
- Working Outside
- Finding Your Creativity
- And more
I look forward to sharing with you and showing you tips and techniques to help you get started expressing your creativity.