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‘so far so good.’


Teaching has been ‘so far, so good,‘ actually, wonderful this Fall.

Recently, I have found how much overlap with concept there is from class to class; whether it is a composition class, watercolor workshop or a drawing seminar.  I find it is all about Design. The energy level of the student’s are terrific; they are receptive and ready each class.

At times, my weekends are full and my 2 days a week evening classes can be tricky to manage after a full days work at the architect’s desk. However, the teaching revives thanks to my students and has made me a better designer, manager and motivator.

All good.

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Spring Classes 2015; new sessions

vert   Contact me with your interest.


Additional time offering: Watercolor workshop 3/28 & 29

wc wkshp spring 2015 #2

day 2, still warming up

Warming up; looking for light, wet on wet, value and contrast.

Most importantly, no judgement calls; getting warmer.

And paints at the ready in studio, always.



first of the day, and everyday

Just a quick minute, a brush into water, into paint, onto paper; that’s all it takes.

A warm up for sure; more where that came from.

How about a bit of red today; break from yesterday.

and then there’s tomorrow.


a few class spots available…begins Jan 12th

You are more ready than you think; really.

I get a lot of inquiries about my classes…

do you take beginners?

can I do this?

Simply, yes.

Come experience my joy of teaching, it is contagious. I will inspire you.

You will create authentic works; one’s in which you will be amazed and insipred.

Hope you join us.


taking shape

media and choices.

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media application, divide page by 4, 


define shapes, 80/20


stand back, evaluate.

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evaluate, again.


motion and movement; promise, begin again.

that shopping list, watercolor




A great watercolor class last night with two eager students ready to get painting!

This demo was about the re-introduction of the 4 main variables (thank you Tom Hoffmann): color, value, wetness and compostion.

I call this the ‘shopping list’ when approaching a watercolor.

My palate was fairly simple; limiting to 3-4 color choices,  though I ‘threw in’ a spark of turquoise at the final moments. I am loading the brush with more color and paint.


more about edges, soon.

more about edges