Several paintings at once takes the pressure off

I always have a few paintings in progress at once. With watercolor it’s about having to wait for the layers to dry. With acrylics it’s convenient to have a few going on, when you have the paint mixed up and ready. Having more than one, takes the pressure off one particular painting. During my drawingContinue reading “Several paintings at once takes the pressure off”

The second set of Acrylic Seascapes

With 10 sets of 12” square canvases to complete this month, I have many paintings in various stages. For these 2, the second set of my acrylic canvas challenge, I wanted to add more lights and darks within the green of the wave. (See before below). I’m learning that with acrylics, it is better toContinue reading “The second set of Acrylic Seascapes”

A Magical Time at Disney World

We had so much fun on our recent trip to Disney World! I highly recommend taking the kids when they are older because it’s a lot more fun going on rides with teenagers than managing diapers and strollers and all of that. Highlights of the trip: The fireworks ay the Magic Kingdom – they projectContinue reading “A Magical Time at Disney World”

Follow your Creative “Must”

There are things you have to do and things you should do. Sometimes I follow what I want to do. It’s never a mistake for my happiness to start the day by painting. It doesn’t have to be for very long, but it feels good and sets a great tone for the day. I haveContinue reading “Follow your Creative “Must””

Christmas Countdown Day 19 & 20/25 – Santa’s Bag 🎁 and Santa 🎅🏻

Paint/draw along with me! Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paper or canvas, in many sizes including the new “mini” canvas 11″ x 14″ at shop.eileenmckenna.com. Take a peek!Continue reading “Christmas Countdown Day 19 & 20/25 – Santa’s Bag 🎁 and Santa 🎅🏻”

Christmas Countdown Day 12/25 – Mistletoe

Paint/draw along with me! Have you seen my nutcracker pin? Click here to purchase a Nutcracker pin ($9.00 + shipping) through Paypal. Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paperContinue reading “Christmas Countdown Day 12/25 – Mistletoe”

Christmas Countdown Day 11/25 – Holly

Paint/draw along with me! Have you seen my nutcracker pin? Click here to purchase a Nutcracker pin ($9.00 + shipping) through Paypal. Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paperContinue reading “Christmas Countdown Day 11/25 – Holly”

Christmas Countdown 10/25 – Gifts

Paint/draw along with me! Have you seen my nutcracker pin? Click here to purchase a Nutcracker pin ($9.00 + shipping) through Paypal. Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paperContinue reading “Christmas Countdown 10/25 – Gifts”

Christmas Countdown Day 6/25 – Nutcrackers

Have you seen my nutcracker pin?Click here to order a Nutcracker Pin. Paint/draw along with me! Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paper or canvas, in many sizes includingContinue reading “Christmas Countdown Day 6/25 – Nutcrackers”

Creative hopefulness and working through the ugly stage of watercolor

I’m was excited to sit and paint yesterday morning. It felt like a clean slate as I’d be starting a new set of paintings. I have plenty of new beach photos to choose from because last week I took a spontaneous detour to the beach where I took tons of photos and videos. It’s beenContinue reading “Creative hopefulness and working through the ugly stage of watercolor”