After many requests for a full-length, non-speed painting tutorial in watercolor, I posted one this week (if you don’t see the video window below, you can watch it directly in my youtube channel here). It’s a bit over 40 minutes, and I’ve narrated the process from start to finish. I hope it’s helpful to all the folks who expressed how much they hate speed-painting demo videos. 🙂 And for the folks who prefer the hypnotic pace of 4 minute speed-painting video, I’ll be posting one from this same demo later in the week. Two versions; I hope they’re both helpful. 🙂
Saturday, October 10 – 11-5:00pm – Pasadena Artwalk
Saturday, October 17 – 9:30-5:00pm – Art on Palm
Did you see this great article from the Scientific American blog about the forgotten benefits of drawing?
Over a century ago, the ability to draw was a necessity. No cameras, printers, copiers, or online images – if you wanted to convey information visually, you had to do it yourself.
Drawing lessons were standard in school curricula. Teachers had to pass tests in essential subjects like arithmetic, history, and… drawing. College students studying biology were required to take a daily drawing class their freshman year. Why? To “learn to observe”. (read the rest of this thought-provoking article here.)
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson