Monday, October 16, 2017

The Beauty of South Carolina & MORNING REFLECTIONS

MORNING REFLECTIONS
Watercolor - 11x15

We lived in South Carolina for six years when the kids were younger and I loved the diverse beauty of the state. From the Blue Ridge mountains to the sandy beaches, the sparkling lakes to the marshlands of the low country. And of course, the wonderful southern architecture in Charleston. I painted Morning Reflections using soft shades of blue and peach and reflected them in to the water along the marshes as a remembrance of the beauty of that part of the country. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Studio Tips & POPPY DELIGHT

POPPY DELIGHT
Watercolor on gesso - 8x10

I think we all struggle with getting more time in the studio to paint and create. It is easy to get caught up in day to day tasks around the house and think we don't have enough time to be creative. Here a few tips that help me:

I keep my painting supplies out on my art table so that they are easily accessible and ready to go. Paint, paper, brushes and water stay out so that even if I only have ten minutes to paint I don't waste time setting things up or putting everything away.

I keep all of my painting ideas and inspiration organized in folders by subject.

I have several paintings in various stages of completion so that while I am waiting for paint to dry on one piece I can always work on another one.

I set small goals for myself each day so that when I enter the studio I know exactly what I need to start working on and am not overwhelmed by too many choices.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Watercolor & Words Wednesday - RISE & SHINE ROOSTER

SUNFLOWER ROOSTER
Instant printable - 8x10

'Rise & Shine!'

What could be better than painting my favorite sunflowers with a cute, colorful rooster?


Using an image of one of my original watercolor paintings I added a quote to design a piece that is ready for instant printing. You can print, trim and frame it for yourself or to give as a gift. My watercolor printables are a great way to make a creative connection with someone special in your life. I invite you to view all of my instant digital prints in my Etsy Shop!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Art With Heart Monday - Creativity & Sunflower Collage

SUNFLOWER DUO
Acrylic Collage on canvas - 10x10

Creativity is giving yourself permission 
to see things differently.
~ David Robert ~


Friday, October 6, 2017

Fun Friday and October Newsletter



We are blessed to have a wonderful group of neighbors and friends in our community who are willing to share their time and talents. Last Saturday a group of us ladies spent the day making pumpkins out of wood slats. We cut, sanded, painted and then decorated the pumpkins with raffia and autumn leaves. We had gorgeous fall weather, lots of laughter and the joy of crating together.

I invite you to see more art and news in my just released October Newsletter