A swirl of colors shows the mixing posibilities of the Ultimate Mixing Palette.

Sketching with Barbara Luel

Demos | September 25, 2020

Barbara and I played with color and form and talked about how freeing it can be to create.
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Max Romey sketches by the light of his headlamp high in the mountains.

Max Romey

Featured Artist | September 12, 2020

Max Romey is an artist, videographer, and trail runner who is sketching his way through Alaska.
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A swirl of colors shows the mixing posibilities of the Ultimate Mixing Palette.

Ultimate Sketching Palette with Jane Blundell

Demos | September 11, 2020

Join me and Jane Blundell as we talk about our latest collaboration, the Ultimate Sketching Palette.
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Sketch of the Villa di Maser building by Palladio by Liz Steel.

Sketching Architecture with Liz Steel

Demos | August 15, 2020

Join me and Liz Steel as we sketch the Villa di Maser building in Italy, using some of the techniques she has developed for her book, 5 Minute Architecture.
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Mixing Palette with three large pans for mixing watercolors, and a Demi Palette with paint-filled pans on top of a color study.

Mixing Palette

Products | August 07, 2020

Sometimes you need just a little extra space to make precisely the shade you need.
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Rack with a range of brushes in Maria Coryell-Martin’s home studio.

Studio Tour

Demos | August 06, 2020

See my workspace, favorite tools, and sketches from various expeditions.
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Painting of feathers using white gouache by Maria Coryell-Martin.

White Gouache

Technique | July 20, 2020

White gouache can be a fantastic tool for adding final highlights to sketches. It can make cat whiskers, snow, or sailboats pop right off the page, and I especially love working with it on toned paper.
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Bird sketch by John Muir Laws.

Sketching Birds with John Muir Laws

Demos | July 18, 2020

Join me as I sketch birds with nature journaling aficionado John (Jack) Muir Laws.
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Brush pen painting by Che Lopez.

Brush Pen Sketching with Che Lopez

Demos | July 17, 2020

My friend Che Lopez and I explore the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen.
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Local Color book by Mimi Robinson alongside our Garden in Bloom Palette.

Summer Reading List: Local Color

Inspiration | July 10, 2020

We have summer reading on our minds! We'll be sharing inspiration from our bookshelf over the next few months and would love your recommendations.
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Botanical illustration by Lara Gastinger.

Botanical Illustrator Lara Gastinger

Demos | June 26, 2020

Lara Call Gastinger is the chief illustrator for the published Flora of Virginia
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Biker painting by Russ Roca.

Russ Roca of Path Less Pedaled

Demos | June 12, 2020

Russ (@pathlesspedaled) creates vibrant, loose watercolors that capture a sense of the freedom felt riding a bike.
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Flower paintings by Chelsea Ward.

Live Demo with Chelsea Ward

Demos | May 29, 2020

Chelsea shares ideas and techniques for painting sunflowers, as well as her approach to lettering.
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Watercolor painting from Che Lopez demo.

Live Demo with Che Lopez

Demos | May 22, 2020

This is a recording of an Instagram Live Demo with artist Che Lopez.
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Cat painting by Suhita Shirodkar.

Live Demo with Suhita Shirodkar

Demos | May 15, 2020

This is a recording of an Instagram Live Demo with artist Suhita Shirodkar.
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Art Toolkit with Rosemary & Co travel brushes.

Live Demo with Symi Jackson

Demos | May 09, 2020

Symi Jackson of Rosemary & Co. Brushes chats with me about Rosemary’s line of travel brushes.
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Street scene painting by Paul Wang.

Live Demo with Paul Wang

Demos | May 01, 2020

Paul Wang talks with me about flexing your creative muscles.
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Watercolor painting from Jess Greenleaf demo.

Nature Pigments with Jess Greenleaf

Demos | April 29, 2020

A live dmeo with Jess Greenleaf, founder of Greenleaf & Blueberry.
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Watercolor painting from Jane Blundell demo.

Exploring Triads with Jane Blundell

Demos | April 18, 2020

Artist and friend Jane Blundell talks with me about exploring triads in watercolor.
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Watercolor painting from Katharina Stoll demo.

Tiny Paintings with Katharina Stoll

Demos | April 16, 2020

Explore creating tiny paintings with Seattle-based artist Katharina Stoll.
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Working on a large, studio watercolor.

Atmospheric Landscapes Online Class

Classes | April 11, 2020

Join Maria live online as she shares techniques for painting minimal atmospheric landscapes in watercolor.
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Still life by Samantha Dion Baker.

Live Demo with Samantha Dion Baker

Demos | April 04, 2020

A live demo on Instagram with artist Samantha Dion Baker.
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Watercolor still life paintings of fruit by Samantha Dion Baker.

Live Demo Series

Demos | April 03, 2020

Join Maria as she paints with other artists, every Friday for a new live demo series.
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Art Toolkit nestled in sustainable packaging.

Sustainable Packaging

Behind the Scenes | March 25, 2020

It’s been nearly a year since we ditched plastic in our packaging to move to more eco-conscious materials, and we haven’t looked back.
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Sketching at Fort Worden.

Microadventures

Inspiration | March 12, 2020

Adventures to the far corners of the earth can be exciting and romantic, but aren’t necessarily something you can fit into a typical weekend, much less an afternoon! There are lots of ways to find smaller adventures if you’re willing to look for them.
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Watercolor painting of a meadow on the Oregon coast by artist Molly Hashimoto.

Pacific Northwest Palette

Palettes of Place | March 11, 2020

A new limited-edition series of color collections: Palettes of Place.
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Pocket Palette with an assortment of watercolor pans.

Palette Pan Arrangements

Behind the Scenes | March 10, 2020

How many possible combinations of pans in a Pocket Palette?
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Painting by Chelsea Ward (@sketchynotions).

Sketchy Notions

Featured Artist | March 09, 2020

Chelsea Ward (aka @sketchynotions) is an artist and plant-lover who creates colorful and whimsical sketches and stationery.
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The Pocket Palette and Demi Palette compared in size.

Palette Evolution

Behind the Scenes | March 01, 2020

Ten years on, a look at the evolution of the Pocket Palette.
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