May 16, 2016

National Gallery Barcelona

This painting will be featured as a demo in my upcoming landscape painting class from It's also available for purchase at

April 05, 2016


Here's the kit used for the previous post.
Painting so small isn't necessarily the "right" thing to do but it does help me work quickly and keep things simple.

February 21, 2016

February 13, 2016

Watercolor Online Course Coming!

Working away on my landscape sketching online class for! Should come out this August.
These are my usual colors, they're from tubes of Winsor & Newton watercolors. Unmarked colors are simply repeats of frequently used colors.

December 22, 2015

Holiday Snow

Not much snow around for me to paint but here's a snowy riverbank in Sugar City Idaho from some years ago. Sketched in ink.

June 23, 2015

Gouache in the Wild!

James Gurney has come out with a great new outdoor painting tutorial. It takes the mystery and frustration out of the practical painting setup, and it builds a real enthusiasm to get out there and paint! check it out! 

June 21, 2015

Nice Light!

A watercolor quick-sketch. There was this great light coming through the clouds and I had to find a spot to pull off the road and paint!

June 16, 2015

Grand Canyon on the Fly

Grand Canyon quick-sketch with a closeup. The dry brush textures are the best way I know to suggest red rock, cool atmosphere and foliage in a few strokes.