Painting Without A Parachute

I’ve been watching plenty of instructional watercolour videos lately. Some of the best were artists who dove in with their brushes without doing a drawing first. Their results were paintings […]

Where Do Creative People Come From?

                The public generally recognizes that creative people are a different breed. I got my start from my Dad’s encouragement at the age […]

Jumping Ship

I get a reasonable number of artists who are looking for acrylic or oil classes. Of course this isn’t what I offer here at Sissy & Roché. So I typically […]

You Don’t Always Have To Paint What You See

  In the paintings shown above, you’ll notice how the picture on the left the water is painted in a traditional palette, (pea green.) The painting on the right uses […]

A Painting Zone a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

As we age we take on numerous conditions that have a tendency to slow us down. Some are more debilitating than others. When I turned 30, at my yearly physical […]

Palette Mix-Up !

Artists tend to want to do something different from time-to-time. There’s a familiar theme in the art world that says that artists should paint the themes or palettes that they […]

The love of art can start very young.

I had the pleasure last week of giving a one-on-one art lesson to the grandson of a good friend. Eli, is 5 years old and has shown a keen interest […]

Here’s an interesting opportunity to watch me create my watercolour art in the gallery at Sissy & Roché

I don’t often paint while people watch me. But since taking on the role of watercolour instructor, I’ve discovered that there is some mystique to the medium. Students are delighted […]

The Benefit of running a gallery

One nice benefit of running a gallery is all the great conversations you share. I have many opportunities to discuss my style especially to individuals who wish to take watercolour […]

Seven ways where appreciation of the arts empowers you:

Increases your Creativity Unleashes your Inner Risk Taker Learning to be Yourself Understanding the Power of Myth and Symbols Observational Skills Project Planning Collaboration and Appropriation One of my art […]