Homemade Portable Palette

On a whim I created this palette – a sliver of an egg carton – so I could easily roam around the yard. I was inspired to play around with the different shades of green and different textures growing in the yard. I’m happy to be back at it after being away! Have you read:

11 art supplies I can’t paint without!

Painting Essentials: Canson Multimedia sketchbook. Love the thicker paper in this sketchbook. I can add watercolor without the pages buckling. Fluid Cold Press watercolor paper. I especially love the square shape of this high quality thick watercolor paper! Uniball signo 207 bold gel pen. I love how smooth these pens are when I want toContinue reading “11 art supplies I can’t paint without!”

Reindeer

Day 9 of the Christmas countdown. I started my painting this morning with a pencil sketch of 8 reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. First I painted the night sky, then I added shapes for the reindeer that looked like blobs. But I wasn’t giving up – even when my 11 old said, “Want some advice? Don’tContinue reading “Reindeer”

My 8 inch square paintings

What size, shape do you like to work in? When I finally started using watercolor paper (I know what was I waiting for?) I came across Fluid Watercolor Paper 8″ square pad or “Easy Block” as they call it. I love working with this size and shape! As you can tell by the image above, I doContinue reading “My 8 inch square paintings”

Cutting away the mistake

and I cut my first mat too! Mom’s painting is finally done. I’ve been struggling with it since Thanksgiving, when she requested it. I love the beach and feel so inspired by it, but I often struggle with trying to paint it. She requested a landscape. Sometimes I think I’m more of a “zoom in”Continue reading “Cutting away the mistake”