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”

It’s cold out there

It’s hard to get out there and run in the Winter – too cold, too windy, too icy. I think of a million excuses. Even when I decide, “I’m going,” I procrastinate. I sketch my sneakers, I catch up on other blogs. Finally I get going. When I’m done, no matter how good or badContinue reading “It’s cold out there”

The Winter Sky and Bare Trees

I’m somewhat obsessed with the Winter sky – the different colors at sunrise, sunset, the clouds throughout the day. All of this shown through the bare branches of the trees. I love how the bare brown trees have a bluish tint to them. A sunset from my window: Another pretty sky. The start of the painting –Continue reading “The Winter Sky and Bare Trees”

Where I’ve been inspired lately.

The beach on a snowy day. Long Island, New York. I’ve been sharing my “Where I’m inspired” photos on Instagram. Come visit me @mycreativeresolution The Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York. Passing the Manhattan Skyline on a beautiful day. The Winter sky. Bare trees up against so much color. It’s so pretty! (This picture doesn’t do itContinue reading “Where I’ve been inspired lately.”

Winter

I’m really happy with how the sky turned out – although the salt wasn’t working as well as last time. I had to try it several times – I think the painting wasn’t wet enough. Some of the salt is stuck on there for good. It adds a bit of sparkle! Maybe I let itContinue reading “Winter”

Winter Wonderland (watercolor with salt)

I’m not sure what made me start this Winter scene the day after Halloween. I guess I was thinking about the weather to come! I was inspired by my “ready to fall” painting, which started out as an ink drawing of a tree. My steps: I drew a few simple tree shapes. Then I painted the skyContinue reading “Winter Wonderland (watercolor with salt)”