Watercolor still life paintings of fruit by Samantha Dion Baker.

Live Demo Series

Portrait of Maria Coryell-Martin.

Maria Coryell-Martin


Demos | April 03, 2020


If you missed my live demo with Samantha Dion Baker, it is now available on my YouTube page.

One unexpected benefit of our current stay-at-home lifestyle is the number of artists who have started sharing their work online in real-time. The idea of painting live on video has been intimidating to me–I like to plan ahead! However, last week, I painted live on Instagram with both Nikki Frumkin (@drawntohighplaces), and Claire Giordano (@claireswanderings), two artists who I share a kinship in painting in the wild. It was so much fun painting together in real-time, and answering questions from everyone who was watching.

I’ve been inspired to start a series of live demos, and I hope you can join in! The Art Toolkit Live Demo Series will be on Instagram Live (for now at least), and I’ll be hosting artists who will share their favorite tools and techniques. Today, Friday, at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, we’ll be joined by New York illustrator Samantha Dion Baker (@sdionbakerdesign). Samantha creates illustrated journals filled with vibrant sketches and paintings of her everyday life. She’s also the author of the beautiful book, Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal.

We’ll be aiming to do a live video every Friday, but keep an eye on the Art Toolkit Instagram (@arttoolkit) for details on upcoming events. Paint along with us!

Watercolor tools by Claire Giordano.
Nature sketches by Claire Giordano