Tools for Observation

Series of five videos

Follow along with Maria as she shares tips on supplies, contour and gesture sketching, and inspiration on composition. Watch Part 1: Supplies now, and we’ll send you the whole Tools for Observation series when you subscribe to our newsletter.

Live Demos

Join Maria live on Instagram for a series of live demos, as she talks with artists about their favorite tools, tricks, and techniques.

We’ll be archiving past demos here and on YouTube.

Live Demo with Laura Gastinger

Live Demo with Russ Roca

Live Demo with Chelsea Ward

Live Demo with Che Lopez

Live Demo with Suhita Shirodkar

Symi Jackson of Rosemary & Co Brushes

Live Demo with Paul Wang

Exploring Triads with Jane Blundell

Nature Pigments with Jess Greenleaf

Tiny Paintings with Katharina Stoll

Live Demo with Samantha Dion Baker

Future workshops

Maria Coryell-Martin painting in the Cascades.

Adventure Sketching

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Explore techniques for creating colorful and expressive sketches with ink and watercolor.

Working on a large, studio watercolor.

Atmospheric Landscapes

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Creating atmospheric landscapes with a limited palette.

"Overland" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin


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Painting expressive skies in watercolor.

"Fall Aspen" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin

Glazing & Masking

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Layer color and create texture in watercolor while using masking to maintain bright edges.