• Will this picture make a good painting?
  • Where and how should I begin?
  • Why should I do a sketch?
  • But that's how it looks in the photograph.  What's wrong?
  • What color should I make that?
  • I'm lost!  Where do I go from here?
  • How come this area looks so muddy?
  • My painting seems to lack vitality.  What can I do to improve it?
  • There are so many things to remember.  How will I ever put it all together in one painting?
  • How do I know when it's finished?


Do any of these questions sound familiar?  Have you ever found yourself working hard at trying to make things look just right only to find yourself disappointed because things end up looking just wrong?  These concerns and many more will be addressed as we untangle the uncertainty and navigate our way to a clearer, more fulfilling finish. 

​​  In this class, Tom will use both visual and verbal explanations as he shares with you his creative process.


Learn how to paint better paintings by means of a better beginning.


Learn how to let go of the burden of fact and awaken the creative you.


Learn how to loosen up and create paintings that please and entertain the eye.

                       New, Online Watercolor Class!

            Join me for an informative and inspirational                            journey as we explore watercolor.​​

            Tom Francesconi aws, nws, twsa