Painting Watercolor Seascapes

Three years ago I started painting watercolor seascapes. I wanted to find the answer to, “How do you capture the ocean in paint?” I had just finished participating in three back to back month long challenges and I saw how focusing on a single theme or medium leads to real progress in ideas and skills.Continue reading “Painting Watercolor Seascapes”

Is the key to watercolor – layers or patience or both?

Recently I was talking to a friend who paints in acrylics. When I said I painted in watercolor she said, “You must be very patient.” I was so surprised by her comment, because actually I’m not patient at all! As I teach and share more and more of my watercolor process I continually come backContinue reading “Is the key to watercolor – layers or patience or both?”

Are you “creative” or “not creative”?

Recently I went to a high school reunion. I went to an all girls high school – which is quite a bonding experience! The “reunion” was a party a bunch of us threw to celebrate our fiftieth birthdays. It was a lot of fun and great to see and spend time with this great groupContinue reading “Are you “creative” or “not creative”?”

Let’s Paint Paris in Watercolor!

Let’s Paint Paris in Watercolor! Join me in February for The “Let’s Paint Paris in Watercolor” Email Series – an inspirational program for February 2020 (4 weeks) aimed at inspiring regular watercolor painting through virtual immersion into the city of Paris – the food, the architecture (no straight lines required), the Masters and more! AtContinue reading “Let’s Paint Paris in Watercolor!”

Make this the year your reach your goals and keep your resolutions!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! I’m excited for 2020 – for a year filled with creativity! The fresh start of the new year always leaves me energized. For several years, armed with a new sketchbook I swore this would be the year that creativity would become a regular partContinue reading “Make this the year your reach your goals and keep your resolutions!”

Creative Plans for 2020 – It’s My 6 Year Blog Anniversary!

I am definitely someone who has to keep their creative ideas reined in. I learned during the second year of My Creative Resolution, that trying new things is fun, but learning and progress with new mediums takes time and dedication. If you scatter your time and energy across many different things, you don’t significantly progressContinue reading “Creative Plans for 2020 – It’s My 6 Year Blog Anniversary!”

It’s hard to commit to a daily painting challenge

It’s hard to commit to a daily painting challenge but every time I do, and stick with it, I’m always happy with the results. The first few times I did my Christmas countdown (daily watercolor illustrations counting down to Christmas) I followed prompts. Last year and this year, I’ve allowed myself the freedom to paintContinue reading “It’s hard to commit to a daily painting challenge”

Gifts to Inspire Creativity

If you have creativity in your life – regular creativity – you already know what a gift it is. It’s a relaxing time, almost like meditation, and it can ease the anxiety associated with busy lives. What better gift this holiday season, than the gift of creativity? Here are a variety of gifts that willContinue reading “Gifts to Inspire Creativity”