Monday, December 11, 2017

Snow Bunny & Instant Holiday Art Prints

Instand Digital Watercolor Print - 8x10

This 8x10 print of my original watercolor painting is ready for instant downloading so that you can print, trim and frame for yourself or to give as a gift. I am also happy to customize a printable for you with a different quote of your choice using the same font and color. 

Instant Digital Watercolor Print - 8x10

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 holiday printables in my Etsy Shop!

Friday, December 8, 2017

One Watercolor Framed Two Ways

Watercolor Batik  - 8x10

I am often asked the best way to frame a watercolor painting so I thought I would answer that today. Unlike oil or acrylic art watercolors need to be framed under glass for protection of the painting against any moisture. Adding a mat will enhance the art by providing a border between the image and the frame. I prefer a double mat with the inner mat in a color that coordinates with the painting and the outer mat a white or off white color.

The frame doesn't have to match the matting but I thought I would show two different color schemes for this one painting so that you can see how it can really change the overall look. Wood or metal frames are available in all sizes to make the framing process easier.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FREE Holiday Art Print!

Happy Holidays
Instant Digital Print - 5x7

As my holiday gift to you I have designed this printable using a portion of one of my original watercolor paintings. It is very easy to download the image file, print, trim and slip in to a frame to display in your home or to give as a gift.

I invite you to head over to my Etsy Shop to see all of my Holiday, Faith and Heartwarming Instant Art Prints. Enjoy!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Art With Heart Monday & Holiday Watercolor Batik Prints!

Be sure to check out all of my Instant Digital Holiday Prints in my Etsy Shop! Using images of my original watercolor batik paintings I have designed these cute holiday digital printables.

Once purchased it is extremely easy to download, print, trim and frame them for yourself or to give as gifts. 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 holiday prints in my Etsy Shop!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Painting Snow in Watercolor

Watercolor - 11x15

Painting snow with watercolor can be a challenge because you need to use the white of the paper instead of paint. Watercolors are a transparent paint which give a luminous glow to the final piece and any white paint by nature is chalky and opaque and will dull that glow.

The first step was to mask out areas of snow on the treees, the roof line of the buildings and spatter some in the sky for stars. I used a mixture of ultramarine and phthalo blue for the night sky.

Next, I painted in the evergreen trees in the foreground and around the buildings.

The final step was to paint details and shadows on the buildings and add more darks to the trees before I removed the masking. A few shadows in the snow and STARRY NIGHT was complete!