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Jan. 2023

Covid brought quiet times. Now that things are more normal,

I have been getting involve in more art making and my art teaching is with videos and PDF's.

So if interested in learning the Procreate App, I have my complete course online at


4 hours of videos and 50 pages of fully illustrated lessons.

For more information: Click link or image below.



August 2020


Procreate Apple iPad App

Procreate is a very powerful drawing/painting app for iPads. Once you have iPad, and app these handouts will set you on a quick learning curve.

  Handouts Can be purchased for $5 at Teachers Pay Teachers
wave   Procreate
    Handouts Can be purchased for $5 at Teachers Pay Teachers
The Procreate Quick Start 2 includes: Drawing Guides and Assisted Drawing, Selections, and Move and Transform, Layer Options, Brush Studio and making new brushes, and more. Procreate is a very powerful drawing/painting app for iPads. Once you have iPad, and app these handouts will set you on a quick learning curve.


April 2020

reds blues party

Digital Paintings in Procreate on iPad



October 2019

Baker, Great Basin and Zion National Parks

road   walk


August, 2019

Tahiti and Islands in photos and watercolor

ship flower island
art ART art
art art woman
Sketches on Location in French Polynesia   Polynesian Woman in Watercolor


May, 2019

design abstract art
  Procreate iPad Program  
art art art

cabo cabo beach

Cabo San Lucus

Post #26 - Jan.8, 2019

Colorwheel puzzle I made from my watercolor painting.

Available in different sizes through Zazzle:



Post #25 - Jan.4, 2019

Attended the PSIFF Variety Brunch today.


Post #24 - Nov. 16, 2018

CAEA meeting on The Queen Mary in Nov.

mask Queen Mary Christmas tree art ink fruit
Queen Mary Christmas tree with crowns fruit collage and sketch on the Queen Mary


Traveled to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston in October.

dots ball African American Museum
tree pumpkin flag fort McHenry
  Philadelphia Fort McHenry Flag Talk



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Youtube Link: Surrealist Happening Film


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Post #24 - June 13, 2018

Went to Cabo San Lucas last May...

wc pano Cabo

Post #23 - June 11, 2018

What a year, I have joined the cancer survival ranks.

Thank You All for the prayers, cards, phone calls,visits, meals, books and beautiful flowers during my hospital stay and recovery time at home!

feet orchids L&B  
roses orchid Norris  
plants fish flowers  
tulips orchids flowers  
peonies sunflowers geraniums  
protea roses roses  
roses roses strawberries  



Post #22 - Nov. 9, 2017

Night photogaphy with a Pixelstick...

Pixelstick     pixelstick
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pixelstick pixelstick



Post #21 - July 13, 2017 Photos from Baltic Cruise last June

van gogh castle castle viking
Amsterdam Russia Russia Copenhagen


Post #20 - May 10, 2017 Cabo Watercolor Sketches

palms rocks cabo palm


Post #19 - April 7, 2017 Jigsaw puzzle and coffee mug from my Abstract photo:

to order puzzle: https://www.zazzle.com/abstract_colors_puzzle-116105228521924978



Post #18 - March 31, 2017 Judged Indian Wells Arts Festival

at Tennis Gardens 3-31 through 4-2. Great outdoor art show.


Post #17 - Anza Borrego State Park March 4, 2017

Flowers everywhere in the desert this year, we actually got lots of rain.

Anza Borrego Anza Borrego    
Anza Borrego Anza Borrego    


Post #16 - Check out the installations of Desert X Feb. - April in Palm Springs at desertx.org

Doug Aitkin's Mirrored House

mirrored house

I was part of Dave Purett's Flea Market in The Palm Springs Art Museum, I sketched quick portraits.

sketch sketch
sketch sketch

Post #15 - Claudia Comte's wall

I photoshopped myself into the photo I took of my friends.



Post #14 - January - Palm Springs International Film Festival

shooting SPIFF I usually shoot the Red Carpet, then back stage group shots...



Post #13 - Happy New Year! 2017


Post #12 - Dec. 23, 2016

It's that busy time of year, getting ready for the holidays and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

I'll be taking photos on the Red Carpet on Opening Gala Night.

merry christmas

Post #11 - Dec. 2, 2016

Two community events are coming up, I will be demonstrated watercolor on Dec. 3 from 4 - 8pm

create arts event

and I am on the panel for The Artists' Councel of The Palm Springs Art Museum Dec. 10, 10:00 - 3:00

Breaking the Artist Block FULL

breaking the artist block


Post #10 - Nov. 20, 2016

At The Incredible Art Center in Palm Springs:

me photos   abstract
My art varies in medium, but I strive for great color and interesting composition.
I have been in several galleries over the years, and am lucky to sell work that is
changing and maturing with me.
A few of my favorite quotes about art making...
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau
"All real works of art look as though they were done in joy." Robert Henri
"The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." Robert Henri


Post #9 - Oct. 28, 2016

Great upcoming conference for all teachers who have art in their curriculum... http://www.caea-arteducation.org/    
CAEA brushes  
I am co-chair. You can register at the door. Great conference!  


Post #8 - Oct. 21, 2016

Desert Trip        
Paul     Pat  
Getting ready for amazing Music...     Photoshop fun...  


Post #7 - Oct. 3, 2016

Just got back from a great vacation        
clouds dock Hopewell Rock ship mask Peggy's Cove
View to Boston Portland, Maine Hopewell Rock, New Brunswick Luneburg, Nova Scotia Peggy's Cove


Post #6 - Sept. 3, 2016

I was just accepted into Incredible Art Center Gallery, IAC, 301 North Palm Canyon #104, Palm Springs,

just a few doors North of The Hyatt.

openingopening 2


Post #5 - August 2, 2016 Pat Kodet – Color & Design

Plan to get messy. Think Creative Color with Balance.
Today's Blog is all about color.
Plan to explore your personal color.
Do you paint the colors you wear?
What colors do you decorate with?

You can start with the colors you love and develop a keener color sense.
Places to find great color charts, Google: Pantone or color charts.
Adobe Kuler is cool. Learn all about "Color Rule," hover over the rules for great color combinations. Click the "explore tab" and check out many color schemes.

Take a screen capture or a photo with your phone or iPad. Try painting with a new color scheme.
I was just going to give you the website and I played with new color combinations for 30 minutes. I think I love color.

color scheme


Post #4 - August 1, 2016 Getting back to drawing, here are a couple of videos you might like:

For a fun quick video on drawing from Derwert Pencils: http://www.pencils.co.uk/ajax/showVideo.aspx?id=244764
Varieties of charcoal: http://az31609.vo.msecnd.net/assets/video/0a7ab081-17a6-42d8-af21-1c5f8782e2d5.mp4
A few of my charcoal works: charcoal young man and friendcahrcoal manwoamn in charcoal

Post #3 - July 1, 2016 Making fun tees and things for kids and toddlers, babies too.

baby clothes
Paul and I have 10 grand kids and 1 great niece and 1 great nephew, so 12 kids under the age of 9 that we buy gifts for and love.
nature tees
These shirts come from photos I took from nature.
burnt designs
This last group comes from photos I took of the remnants of our house. Bamboo is from a book I illustrated and the burnt paper around it.
The next 3 come from bedsprings from our guest room.

Post #2- June 28, 2016 - As an artist, creativity is the most important thing.

It can surface in a number of way, as new paintings, new photos, new recipe that you alter to fit you. The last week my creativity led me in a new direction. I started a store on Zazzle.com.

I'll need to sell thousands of products to make a living, but all I need is one item to go viral. I am sounding like the youth of today. These are some of my new products for sale:

abstract colors
totes 2
Think Art Now are art lessons I created. The watercolor palette are colors I teach with. Color wheel is one of my lessons. Boy is a pencil drawing.


Post #1 - June 18, 2016 - Today I am facing one of the typical challenges artists come across daily,

especially if you are a woman, do I clean my office?, studio?, or start a new painting?

So I cleaned part of my office and started writing this blog.

Art is very important to me, but as most artists living in the 21st century, not the only thing on our plates.

Today an artist needs to participate in social media, including youtube, facebook, linkedin, Pinterest, etc. (I'll include more once I sign up for more.)

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Youtube Link: Surrealist Happening Film


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I have been shooting for SPIFF for over 6 years.

Here are some of my photos (except the photo of me) from the Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2016

and the award winning films I am watching these days:

Pat Kodet photo Johnny Depp Matt Damon

From Left: Lani Garfield, me (Pat Kodet), Paul Kodet

This year I shot film fest Opening Gala with my Fuji Mirrorless Camera. The camera is small so I needed a large flash difusser to make my camera appear professional. I do have a great lens.

Johnny Depp award for Black Mass Ridley Scott & Matt Damon in The Martian
Big Short Michael Keaton Brie Larson
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Adam McKay, Jeremy Strong, Max Greenfield for The Big Short Michael Keaton in Spotlight Brie Larson Room

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