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Announcement: Free Watercolor Demonstration in Hudson QC, Wed 18th

March 12, 2015

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If you are in the Montreal area, you might be interested to come see me doing a 90 minute watercolor painting demonstration at the Hudson Artist’s Association.

Wednesday, March 18th
Ste-Mary’s Parish Hall 273, Main Road Hudson
Starting at 7:30pm

I’ll be showing some original paintings from recent trips to Rio and the Florida Keys, and will be demonstrating my current favorite method for field sketching in watercolor – a kind of ‘alla prima’ approach where I draw directly with brushes and build a painting out of bold silhouettes of rich color.

Hope to see you there!


12 Comments leave one →
  1. revilla sauve permalink
    March 12, 2015 5:11 PM

    Hi marc, we are a group of watercolour painters who meet on a regular basis & would like to invite you to come & do a similar demo as the one mentioned above for our group. We are situated in the hills of the lower laurentians, on a series of lakes, about 12 km north of Lachute, quebec….no shortage of inspiration around us! Are you available in the summer months ? Looking forward to hearing from you, enjoy your posts immensely. Ciao Revilla


  2. March 12, 2015 5:29 PM

    Love to be there in person, but I’m stuck in California. Hope to see photos of process on your great blog. I pass around your sketching book to all who might be interested, many are.

    • March 12, 2015 5:53 PM

      Thanks for that Jody! I just heard today – we earned out the advance on the book in the first accounting quarter – so the publisher is happy (yay!) This is a good sign for my next book proposal :)

  3. March 12, 2015 6:19 PM

    This is a really beautiful picture, how did you get involved with painting?

    • March 12, 2015 6:23 PM

      Hey Andrea. I’ve been an artist for most of my adult life. Oddly enough it came via gaming. I was a fantasy RPG nerd in school, and became an art director designing video games professionally. Inventing imaginary places requires research, so I stared plein air sketching, and that’s how this all began. Translating my digital art to drawing, and then to painting on location :)

  4. March 12, 2015 6:45 PM

    Hello Marc I have been following your site and am very impressed with your sketches and text. Now you are doing a demo for the Hudson Art Group. As I am involved with inviting guest artists, I would like to know if you would be interested and able to do a similar demo for the Atelier de Peinture de Lachine? It would be for Monday, April 20 at 7 pm and would last until approximately 9:30 pm with a 15 minute coffee break. We pay an honorarium of $150 for the demo. Would you be available and interested to do this? Looking forward to hearing from you . Martha

    • March 12, 2015 7:36 PM

      Hey Martha, lets talk about the timing. I’ll email you at your hotmail? Check for me there.

  5. Prithi Amarnath permalink
    March 13, 2015 12:38 AM

    I have just found your book and this blog and it’s really opened up a whole new and fascinating way to approach sketching and watercolour for me . I am self taught and your techniques and tips have been really helpful , thank you so much ! I would have loved to watch your demo , but unfortunately for me I’m on the other side of the world in Bangalore, India . if you are doing this demo on video , please share the link here :) Thank you and looking forward to another fascinating book soon !

  6. Andrew permalink
    March 13, 2015 9:25 AM

    Hi Marc, I would love to watch a video recording of your demo, if possible. It is way too far for me to go to Montreal.
    I read through every news from your on Citizensketcher. Your works and the book exhibit character and mood and full of information and inspiration for the amateurs like me. .

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  8. March 15, 2015 10:15 PM

    This is an amazing image. Real skill…Thanks for sharing

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