Cherry blossoms at the Hiroshima Memorial by Barbara Luel.

Upcoming workshop

Sketching Cherry Blossoms

Celebrate the beauty of spring through watercolor.

Online Workshop with Barbara Luel Saturday, May 1, 9am–11am Pacific, 5pm–7pm Brussels

Mountain ridgeline watercolor sketch by Claire Giordano.

Upcoming workshop

Exploring Ridgelines

Learn to paint a dynamic mountain landscape in the Alps with craggy ridgelines and stunning shadows.

Online Workshop with Claire Giordano Saturday, May 8, 10am–12:15pm Pacific

Tools for Observation

Series of five videos

Follow along with Maria as she shares tips on supplies, contour and gesture sketching, and inspiration on composition. Watch Part 1: Supplies now, and we’ll send you the whole Tools for Observation series when you subscribe to our newsletter.

Live Demos

Join Maria live on Instagram for a series of live demos, as she talks with artists about their favorite tools, tricks, and techniques.

We’ll be archiving past demos here and on YouTube.

Sketch of the Villa di Maser building by Palladio by Liz Steel.

Sketching Architecture with Liz Steel

Join me and Liz Steel as we sketch the Villa di Maser building in Italy, using some of the techniques she has developed for her book, 5 Minute Architecture.


Rack with a range of brushes in Maria Coryell-Martin’s home studio.

Studio Tour

See my workspace, favorite tools, and sketches from various expeditions.


Watercolor still life paintings of fruit by Samantha Dion Baker.

Live Demo Series

Join Maria as she paints with other artists, every Friday for a new live demo series.

Past workshops

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Maria Coryell-Martin painting in the Cascades.

Adventure Sketching

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Explore techniques for creating colorful and expressive sketches with ink and watercolor.

"Overland" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin


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Painting expressive skies in watercolor.

Working on a large, studio watercolor.

Atmospheric Landscapes

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Creating atmospheric landscapes with a limited palette.

The Demi Palette and Pocket Palette with some color studies.

Watercolor Essentials

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Join me for an hour and a half of watercolor exploration, with a focus on foundation techniques.

"Fall Aspen" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin

Glazing & Masking

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Layer color and create texture in watercolor while using masking to maintain bright edges.