Online Video Lesson: Easy Birch Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Two years ago I created a blog post called “Easy Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners.” The post outlined the steps I took to create this birch forest painting. I created this image to go with it and pinned it on Pinterest. The post became my most viewed post. Currently it has over 47,000 views! ForContinue reading “Online Video Lesson: Easy Birch Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners”

Do it for the Process

  I love the hashtag “#doitfortheprocess.” I don’t know who first used it, but the message behind it is an important one, especially for me. Years ago when I took that first drawing class, I created a drawing of a bear that we were surprised looked somewhat realistic. It was a milestone for me. MyContinue reading “Do it for the Process”

Easy Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Easy Birch Forest Watercolor Online Video Painting Lesson – Learn Watercolor with this simple project! Learn several watercolor techniques 10 step, easy to follow 17 minute video lesson Listen and/or read the easy to follow instructions, watch a video demonstrations of each step Great for watercolor beginners An easy introduction to watercolor that yields aContinue reading “Easy Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners”

Time, a Clear Head, and Creative Productivity

I sometimes complain that I don’t have enough time. Summer break has started and the kids are at swim practice for only two hours each morning. That is a huge difference from the six hours they were at school. But I’m still feeling very productive in my work and creative projects. How is that possible?Continue reading “Time, a Clear Head, and Creative Productivity”

New Year, New Banner

I thought it would be appropriate to design a banner that better represented what I do. So, why not a sketch of my painting setup? I’ve kept my bear in there, on the can holding the brushes. If you are wondering what’s with the bear – read my about page. The New Year, has given me aContinue reading “New Year, New Banner”

My Art Supply Closet

 One of the ways I’ve been able to incorporate creating into my daily life, is by having my supplies close by. I use a closet close to the kitchen table for storing my paints, brushes, paper, sketchbooks, inspiration magazines, and more. It makes it so easy to pull stuff out and work. Clean up isContinue reading “My Art Supply Closet”

Results of my “Assembly Line Painting” experiment. {Please vote for your favorite!}

I finished the four paintings that I working on in “assembly line” fashion. Click here to read more about how I approached working on these paintings. Results: The results of the experiment are best described by this analogy: It’s like raising kids. You raise them in the same way – same environment, same food, activities, etc. butContinue reading “Results of my “Assembly Line Painting” experiment. {Please vote for your favorite!}”