painting

Halloween Pumpkin Bouquet

Hey everyone! I can’t believe Halloween is approaching so quickly. It feels like the October just started. To get into the spirit, I sketched out this cute drawing one morning. I decided to use watercolor to paint it in, since that is my favorite painting medium. I really like the depth of colors it gives yet always gives a unique feel to every painting. Let the countdown begin! 3 weeks until Halloween!

Handful of Watercolor Flowers

Hey everyone! This is a small watercolor piece I did recently for myself during some downtime between projects. I drew what I love best….flowers! They really aren’t any actual real flower species but I love the cartoon nature of them. I tried to just keep them really bright and colorful. They just make me happy when I see them and that’s how art should be. Art should give you some kind emotion just by viewing it. Below is the initial sketch that I started with and the the second image is how the finished painting turned out. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I did creating it. It is also available on product in my Society6 and Redbubble shops. Enjoy!

Watercolor Seahorse

Hey everyone! Here is a watercolor painting that I did recently. I did it on a whim and it turned out pretty cute. If I may say so! The first picture is of the initial pencil and pen sketch that I did. The second photo is of the finished painting. I recently uploaded it to my Society6 and Redbubble shops of prints and products. Definitely check it out!

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Sea Stained Glass

We have made it to June! I can’t believe it is already summer. Hopefully this summer will be full of pool time, popsicles on the deck and making fun memories. Once place that I wish we could visit this summer is the beach and ocean. It may just not happen this time around because of Corona virus. The one thing that I love to do while at the beach is looking for shells and sea glass. When I first started working on this watercolor painting, I didn’t know exactly what color story I was going to use. I ended up using blues and greens. The end result looks like a stained glass window using sea glass from the beach. It made my heart happy even though I wasn’t at the ocean. This painting is available on prints and product in my Society6 and Redbubble shops!

Group of Blue Pansies

Hey all! If you haven’t noticed I love drawing and painting nature. I tend to have a lot of flower and animal subject matter. What can I say I love nature more than people…lol! Recently I did a watercolor series of a moth and some flowers. This group of blue pansies is the final watercolor of that set. I started off by drawing out the pansies with watercolor pencils, so I could prevent pencil lines showing through the paint. Then I used many layers of watercolor to get to the final painting. I just uploaded this painting up on my Society6 and Redbubble shops. So if you love these pansies as much as I do, they are now available on prints, mugs, tees and masks. Remember to support small business and artists during these crazy times.

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Watercolor Poppies

Hey everyone! Here is a watercolor painting that I worked on this past weekend. It is a painting of some Poppies. I have always liked Poppies for their name and how vibrant they are. They are just little bursts of color that pop up! I posted a work in progress photo on my Facebook and Instagram and here is the finished painting. It really turned out better than I had imagined. If you would like to follow my work on Facebook or Instagram, just click the buttons above on my menu and it will bring you to like or follow my pages. On those pages I usually post work in progress shots, inspiration and revisit some of my older pieces. I hope to see you there!

Tulip Blossoms

Happy Monday everyone! Today marks the 7th week of quarantine for our family. This past weekend has been pretty good for us. We were able to get some projects around the house done, yard work and haircuts for my boys and the dog. It feels like we got a lot accomplished. I also was able to get some watercolor paintings done. I’m not going to lie…it felt great to just sit and paint and tune out everything even if it was just a couple of hours. It definitely boosted my mood for the week. It’s amazing how just doing something you love and enjoy can do that. This painting was just for fun and hopefully I will be able to get it up on my shops soon. Enjoy!

Book Fish

Today I’m posting about a watercolor painting that I made as a Christmas gift. The painting was for my husbands Aunt. She is a librarian and her last name is Fish. So it was natural to have the idea of a cute fish reading books in its fish bowl. It was really fun to come up with concept. I really enjoy making home made gifts for people, especially family. The painting is about 5×7 in size and will be perfect for her office or a little reading nook. If you need any custom art or paintings made, shoot me a message! I would love to help!

Cat & Dog Pet Portrait

Hey everyone! Today I’m posting a pet portrait that I was commissioned to make. I was referred to her by a dear friend on a group in Facebook. It’s amazing what referrals and recommendations can do. I appreciate them all! I painted a pet portrait of her cat and dog together out of watercolor. I used photos for reference. Below are some of the process photos of the portrait. I love painting animals! If you are in the need for a pet portrait, send me a message for a quote!