Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ink and Watercolor Sticks

This is a painting I did during my Everything Watercolor class this morning. Sunflowers done in Ink first and then painted with the watercolor sticks. It took me about 15 mins. or so.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Rainy Sunday afternoon

Painting I did on a rainy Sunday afternoon, just felt like throwing some paint on paper. Im using the New Watercolor Sticks on Hot press paper. enjoy.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Watercolor Sticks Workshop Friday August 28th @ 4pm

August, Friday 28th 4-7pm and Saturday October 17th 2pm to 5pm ( Bellevue Daniel Smith )

If you haven't used the Sticks before this is the perfect opportunity to try them for yourself while our professional instructor gives you step-by-step instruction on the many versatile and new ways to paint in the studio or on location. Materials required for the expanded section. $50 for the Workshop

Watercolor Sticks 101
Sat. Sept. 12th 9am and Oct 3rd @ 9am

Learn the basics about this unique and versatile new watercolor medium.
For all basic 101 classes each student will receive a $10 coupon to use at the Bellevue store towards purchasing art materials during the day attended.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

R.I.P Arturo "Thunder" Gatti

I painted this in about an hour and a half over the weekend at Kirkland Un-Corked. I was demo'ing for the Kirkland Arts Center where I teach. It was a fun event, got to paint and hang out by the lake in kirkland for a few hours.

This is for Arturo Gatti a great fighter gone to soon.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Need to finish Rufus Angel!

This is a painting I started almost a year ago the weekend our Rufus died. I've had him here waiting to be finished, today almost a year after he died Im going to finish him. It makes me sad to paint him still a year after his death. I feel it will good to work on the painting and finish him. So to get me going and not afraid to finish him Im going to post the process.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A che painted by che

Well I really have to remember to post more often, I think I post more on my Facebook than my blog. But like my good friend Ken said " Post more sir!".
This is a painting I did with the Watercolor Sticks a few weeks back during my Watercolor class in Kirkland. This is a " Che of a Che" Im currently working on a series of painting of people's faces. Trying to get their personalities to show. Along with a childrens book that Dr. Jorge R. Chacon wrote on the pinata. Ill be working on that one for atleast 6 months lots of painting for the book. Stay tuned.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Events and Workshops

Hands on Classes

Watercolor Sticks 101
May 9th and June 6th ( 9am - 10am)

Start your day with a hour exploring the NEW Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks where our instructor will show you special tips for using these unique drawing and painting tool. Each student will receive a $10 Coupon to use in the store that day. Register early, class size is limited.

$10 per day Bellevue Store (425) 643-1781

Watercolor 101: Mixing Greens
May 23rd & June 20th ( 9am-10am)

Start your day early with this hour class in Mixing Greens. Each student will receive a $10 Coupon to use in the store that day. Register early, class size is limited.

$10 per day Bellevue Store (425) 643-1781


Watercolor 101 Expanded : The Basics
May 15th and June 12th from 4pm -7pm

Watercolor 101 Expanded is an in depth class on the basics of color mixing from a simplified palette. These mixing tips and painting techniques will help bring confidence to the beginning watercolorists. From wet on wet to glazing watercolor, Che will give you the tools to paint beautiful watercolor paintings. A supply list is provided and materials required for the expanded section classes.

Please register early, as class sizes are limited to 12 students

$50 per day Bellevue Store (425) 643-1781

Monday, April 27, 2009

Im back!

So I haven't moved my Blog, its much easier to update here. So my Blog is staying. But visit for my classes and recent works.
I was luck enough to be writen about on the Daniel Smith Blog Site. Here is the article and slideshow.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Introducing Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks FREE DEMO

This SUNDAY 22nd Free Demo @ Noon and another at 2pm. Come on down to the Bellevue Daniel Smith. I hope to see you all there.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Drawing Class

This is one of my drawing of a great bust at Kirkland Arts Center, which my students dislike to draw. I love the plaster bust and wish I could take it home.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Introducing Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks

FREE Demonstration Monday 16th ( Presidents Day ) Demo @ 12 and Hands-on from 1-2

They're like nothing else, combining the intensity of tube paint with the convenience and portability of half pans.

I'll be demonstrating the new Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks at Noon on Monday the 16th Presidents Day, then letting you guys try them for yourself from 1 pm - 2 pm. Im so happy to be demonstrating this new medium, if you like to draw or paint this is for YOU! Come and enjoy a demo by me and stay for the hands on after the demo. See you then

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Picks from the Candy Store

Daniel Smith Bellevue will have pieces up in the galley in back of the store thru January. "Picks from the Candy Store" is an employee show of our favorite works using our favorite DS media. We have works from Joe, Michael, Holly, June, Che, Melinda and Janis in all media from Watercolors to Oils, from abstract to realism. Please stop by and take a look.