My Sketchbook

January Landscape – en plein air watercolor sketch

January Landscape – en plein air watercolor sketch

This is a favorite nearby painting spot that makes you feel like you are on top of and at the edge of the world. From here, the rough dirt road drops deep into the valley where the village of Pownal, Vermont sits and the Hoosick River flows. I paint here from time to...

Sketch of the Day – Sky and Clouds in Watercolor

Sketch of the Day – Sky and Clouds in Watercolor

I'm often asked during my classes and workshops, to demonstrate how to paint skies and clouds.  They seem to be some of the most difficult landscape elements for many folks. The good news is that watercolor is tailor-made for this sort of subject.  It's fluidity makes...

Tips & Tricks

Watercolor Sketchbook – Homemade

Watercolor Sketchbook – Homemade

How to Make A Watercolor Sketchbook Walk into any art supply store or browse through a catalog of any mail order art supplier and you'll see that there are many choices when it comes to purchasing a watercolor sketchbook.  While I use a number of different watercolor...

My Working Process

Plein Air Landscape Painting Process

Plein Air Landscape Painting Process

  "The Last Glow" - watercolor landscape painting on paper, 7 1/2" x 11". I've begun a new series of landscape paintings focused on my home state of Vermont and the stunning beauty to be found in all of it's season.  This work is the most recent in that series.  It...