Learn something new every day

“Learn Something New Every Day” is the title of the next USk Talks on Instagram Live this coming Sunday, May 17 at 4 PM GMT. I’m really thrilled to be a featured guest, along with architect and sketcher Matthew Brehm. During the hour long show, we’ll both be chatting (and showing sketches) with host Rob Sketcherman about how to stay motivated to draw during these difficult times. Here’s all the info about how to watch. Hope you drop in to say hi. At the end of the talk, both of us will give out a sketching challenge for the week, so stay tuned for those. And have a look at the previous talks on the USk site as well. They have all been fascinating.

In keeping with the theme of learning something new, I’ve been experimenting with Carbazole Violet lately. It’s an intense purple that I’ve had on my palette for years but never fully explored. It was perfect for sketching some dried chiles that appeared in the house today and it will be featured soon in my new online course that will be launched next week. More about that soon!

8 Comments on “Learn something new every day”

  1. The two on the left look very hot!
    I usually make my own hot sauce from the yellow ones.
    Nice sketch from the chili peppers


  2. Rhema Cossever says:

    Hi Shari,
    Wondering what defines a ‘sketch’ as opposed to a painting? The Carbazole Violet is so rich and warm and I love how you left the white areas in the sketch/painting. I’ve been enjoying your posts.
    Thank you


    • Hi Rhema, I get asked this question a lot. In my case there is certainly a lot of overlap between a sketch and a painting. For me, a painting is something that is larger and done on a cut or full sheet of watercolour paper. A sketch is usually done in one of my sketchbooks and can sometimes include an ink drawing as well as watercolour. But if you have a good quality sketchbook, I suppose you could take a page out of the book, put it in a frame, and it would be considered a small painting. See what I mean about overlap?? Hope that helps. Shari


  3. Iona says:

    Hi Shari, love the combination of colours, that warm yellow background is great – and that pop of jalapeño green!
    I have a question – since I don’t have an Instagram account, could I see these talks on YouTube?


  4. Iona says:

    Thank you! That worked! Just started watching the one about being stuck at home and look forward to seeing the one on Sunday when it’s there.


  5. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear Shari,

    We eat lot of spicy food in South India and chilies of all kinds are a must in every recipe.
    Beautiful sketches.



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