Saturday, May 27, 2017

Four Generations and The Smoky Mountains

'The Love in our Family flows 
strong and deep, 
Leaving us with Memories to
treasure and keep'

We had a wonderful family reunion weekend in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains with my mom and her brother and his wife. Our daughter Laura, her husband Eric and of course our little sweetie pie Ansley joined us and we stayed in a big, beautiful log home. with a wonderful view. It rained ALOT but we had so much fun just hanging out together, listening to old family stories and playing with Ansley. 

Four generations, celebrating family - life doesn't get much better! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fun Friday - Free June Watercolor Calendar!

Watercolor Calendar
Instant Download Print

I can't believe we are at the end of May already. Time seems to be speeding by with art classes, neighborhood activities, family visits, trips and time on the lake but I am not complaining. SO much fun!

In the spirit of gratitude and summer I am offering this June 2017 calendar featuring one of my original watercolor paintings for your enjoyment. Just download, print, trim and display on your frog, bulletin board or in a frame. Happy start of summer!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Watercolor & Words Wednesday - Dream From Your Heart

Instant Download Print - 8x10

'A dream is a wish from your heart'

What are your dreams? Do you dream of a bigger family? Moving to the country? Learning to paint? Anything that you dream is a wish from your heart. What is your heart saying?

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. 

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 prints in my Etsy Shop!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Final Touches & PETAL SOFT ROSES

Watercolor - 11x15

I love the feeling you get when you first start a painting and anything and everything is possible. The beautiful watercolor paint hits the wet paper and flows spontaneously to create glorious and colorful  shapes. Then, as the artist, it is time to exert some creative control over the composition, using positive and negative painting to push and pull shapes from the colorful paper.

And then, there is always that time near the end of a painting when you must quiet your mind and devote your entire attention to what is before you, listening to what it is telling you. It's those final touches of color, brush strokes, darks and lines that separate your work from other artists. Your individual, artistic look that defines your very own personal style. So, don't forget those final touches of your brush, your signature strokes that are so very important to each and every painting!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fun Friday - Free Watercolor Printable

Instant Printable

Using one of my original watercolor paintings of tulips I designed an Instant Printable To Do List that I am offering free as my gift to you. You can download, print on 8.5x11 paper, cut and they are ready for your list of errands, household chores, daily activities or groceries. Enjoy!