"Overland" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin

Upcoming workshop


Painting expressive skies in watercolor.

Online Workshop with Maria Coryell-Martin October 17-18, 2020 from 10am-11:30am Pacific

Working on a large, studio watercolor.

Upcoming workshop

Atmospheric Landscapes

Creating atmospheric landscapes with a limited palette.

Online Workshop with Maria Coryell-Martin November 7-8, 2020 from 10-11:30am Pacific

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.

Sketch of the Villa di Maser building by Palladio by Liz Steel.

Sketching Architecture with Liz Steel

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.


Rack with a range of brushes in Maria Coryell-Martin’s home studio.

Studio Tour

See my workspace, favorite tools, and sketches from various expeditions.


Watercolor still life paintings of fruit by Samantha Dion Baker.

Live Demo Series

Join Maria as she paints with other artists, every Friday for a new live demo series.

Future workshops

The Demi Palette and Pocket Palette with some color studies.

Watercolor Essentials

Dates TBA

Join me for an hour of watercolor exploration, with a focus on foundation techniques.

Maria Coryell-Martin painting in the Cascades.

Adventure Sketching

Dates TBA

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

"Fall Aspen" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin

Glazing & Masking

Dates TBA

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