Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media | Watercolor

Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation

Painting on location is a practice that requires mindfulness and kindness towards ourselves. What we put on paper may not always be perfect or satisfying to our inner critic, but the time we spend in communion with the beauty before us, our eyes wide open and receptive, is an invaluable gift.

Urban Landscape: Sketching with Watercolor Class (video)
Drawing | Featured | Video | Watercolor

Urban Landscape: Sketching with Watercolor Class (video)

You don’t need to travel in order to explore! We look at how to use watercolor to sketch an urban environment in a simple and fast way without perspective knowledge….

Figure Drawing Class: Venus with Biceps (video)
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Figure Drawing Class: Venus with Biceps (video)

The representation of women’s strength in art and in contemporary media. During this figure drawing class we challenge classical perceptions of what form a woman should take. We start with…

Botanical Watercolor: Painting Leaves (video)
Botanical | Featured | Video | Watercolor

Botanical Watercolor: Painting Leaves (video)

Learn how to paint a leaves in botanical watercolor style. How does one paint a leaf that has both light and dark veins? Paint along in real time with artist…

Edible Spring Wildflowers in Watercolor
Botanical | Featured | Watercolor

Edible Spring Wildflowers in Watercolor

As spring emerges I’m always so grateful to those very early tiny flowers that give the signal that winter is over. These weeds and wildflowers that are first on the…

Interview with Ali Fitzgerald: artist, comics creator and graphic novelist
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Interview with Ali Fitzgerald: artist, comics creator and graphic novelist

I interviewed Ali on her return to Berlin from her residency in France. I was curious about her personal relationship with her visual storytelling, how she brings together the written…

Three Generations Paint Together in Online Class
Botanical | Featured | Watercolor

Three Generations Paint Together in Online Class

During the past year lockdowns around the world as well as the decrees or altogether halt of travel, due the pandemic, has kept quite a few families apart. Especially amongst…

Bestiarium: from science to fantasy
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media

Bestiarium: from science to fantasy

The history of drawing animals and inventing fantasy creatures is intrinsically intertwined. Albrecht Dürer’s rhinoceros for example, famously drawn from a written description of the animal and not from sight,…

Printable Holiday Cards Gift
Botanical | Featured | Painting | Watercolor

Printable Holiday Cards Gift

Print out these cards for your friends and family this Holiday Season! What a year! 2020 has been full of challenges and new discoveries. Thank you for joining us, if…

Drawing Monsters: an exploration of the shadow
Custom | Drawing | Featured | Mixed media

Drawing Monsters: an exploration of the shadow

Artists throughout history have used monsters and mythological creatures to explore their inner worlds and experiment in a free and expressive way. by Heidy Weingartner Monsters have been popular mythical…