Watercolor for Beginners

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Technique, Watercolor | No Comments

I teach watercolor to artists at all levels from absolute beginner to very advanced artists. And I find this very satisfying, but I particularly like helping new artists and it gives great joy to see students work hard and improve, develop and get better, and often in a shorter amount of time than you might […]

Titanium vs Zinc

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Technique, Videos | No Comments


Mercardo Del Puerto after Alvaro Castagnet

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Books, My Artwork, Technique, Watercolor | No Comments
Mercardo Del Puerto after Alvaro Castagnet

I did this demo for my watercolor class at Lincoln Square Community Center. It’s a copy of a contemporary watercolorist from his latest book   Watercolor Masterclass, 4 Pillars of Watercolor”. I announced my Patreon giveaway of the month for May already and am announcing now that this will be my giveaway to oner of my […]

Colour Constructor

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Composition, Concept, Digital, Technique, Technology | No Comments
Colour Constructor

I want to share a new tool that’s available on gumroad called Colour Constructor that helps with determining how local color is affected by light. In other words, we are familiar with the theory of cool light creating warm shadows and vice versa – this tool will help you create those conditions and test them. […]

City Hall Fountain

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Gouache, My Artwork, Technique | No Comments
City Hall Fountain

A friend mentioned that he liked the architectural details in the painting, I thought I would describe a little my approach in this particular painting. On the lamp post on the right, somewhat in the distance,  I used gouche mixed with cad yellow and orange for the gold trim, just a few strokes. For the […]


Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Charcoal, Drawing, My Artwork, Pastel, Technique | No Comments

I did this drawing last week. I started with vine charcoal and quickly moved to a few colors in pastel pencil and white Nupastel.

Lex Seated, January 29, 2015

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Drawing, Pastel, Pencil, Technique | No Comments

Recently I’ve begun in the figure drawing class to experiment with “troix crayons.” This is a drawing of Lex done with red, black and white which I did earlier this evening. Here is an online site with instruction and information on the concept of “troix crayons.” http://georgetownatelier.com/tutorials/figure-trois-crayons/

What Causes Age Embrittlement and Cracks in Paint?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Technique | No Comments

What Causes Age Embrittlement and Cracks in Paint?.

Evelyn’s Cat

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Books, Charcoal, Drawing, My Artwork, Pastel, Pencil, Technique | No Comments

My friend, Evelyn Chin, commissioned me to do a portrait of her cat that she loves and this is the result. I bought a complete set of Prismacolor Nupastel pastels and acomplete set of Carb-Othello pastel pencils especially for this commission and it was great fun to work with these new materials. After doing an […]

‘The whole world is color!’

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Oil, Technique | No Comments

‘The whole world is color!’.