• Paintings and Palettes: New Videos

    Happy Friday! I mentioned earlier this week that I’d been working on a video all about watercolor palette set-up, and I’m excited to share it now! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpw3vpuNGIg?ecver=2] And last week’s video, in case you missed it, was an acrylic cloud painting tutorial for beginners. This is an easy painting using only a handful of […]

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  • New Spring 2018 Botanical Watercolors

    Hi there! Hope you are having a great week so far. It has been warm and sunny this week here in Morro Bay, CA and I have been enjoying spending time outside! You might have seen on instagram lately that I picked up a lot of Winsor and Newton watercolor paint that I bought on eBay a […]

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  • Painting the California Coastline – Part 2

    I’m back with another update on my California Coastline art collection! In Part 1, I talked about some of the things that happen before any paint gets on the canvas. Here in Part 2, I’ll show some behind-the-scenes process for how I prepare my canvases. In general, I’ll prepare my canvases with a couple of rounds of […]

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  • A March Day Trip to Sequoia National Park

    Earlier in March, we took a day trip from to Morro Bay to Sequoia National Park. There are lots of cool things to see and do in both Sequoia and the nearby Kings Canyon National Park, but our mission was to see some of the tall sequoias in the National Forest and especially the General […]

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  • Ocean Painting Time-lapse

    Hi guys, hope you are having great week so far! It’s *almost* Friday and I am excited about that! Earlier this week, I wrote about the preparation steps that are part of the process for creating an art collection. Today I’m sharing a time-lapse video of one of the California Coastline paintings: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGzHwTDwdb8] In […]

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  • Painting the California Coastline – Part 1

    I’m working on an art collection inspired by the Central Coast area of California in and around San Luis Obispo county.  While I’ve been living in Morro Bay for a couple of months, I’ve been especially inspired by the ocean and the colors that form where the sky meets the water on the horizon. I […]

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  • Disney Vlog + 3 Tips for Visiting in 2018

    As promised, here is the vlog from our Disneyland trip plus 3 tips for visiting Disneyland in 2018! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQnO0rxjywE] These are the 3 things that really helped keep our day fun and efficient: Disneyland App + MaxPass Start Fastpasses Early Rent a storage locker I talk them through in more detail in the video […]

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  • Disneyland during Spring Break

    Last week, we took my sister to Disneyland during her spring break! Wanted to share a few pictures. Here she is in front of Aurora’s castle… We started off the day with my favorite ride: the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout (the old Tower of Terror!)… Got some awesome souvenirs, we all l-o-o-o-ved […]

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  • A #TinyHouse Tour

    Happy Thursday friends! We are currently enjoying rural California, and I wanted to do a little tour of our two-week #TinyHouse AirBnb. Tiny Homes seem to be getting more and more popular over the past few years (there is even a “Tiny House” filter on AirBnb now!), so I’m excited to see one up close. […]

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  • A Vagabond Experiment

    Hi guys, Taking a break from New Zealand photos (but I have so many more!) and wanted to share a bit about what life looks like right now. For now, I am traveling around on the West Coast working on design projects, searching out art inspiration, and soaking up the atmosphere of a part of […]

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Kate J Hollingsworth