For this piece and all of my artwork in general I create to exemplify the beauty of nature and serve as a reminder of how awesome it is to spend time in nature. I am a huge proponent for hiking and just getting out on trails, getting out into nature. I think that it is very important to take time for revitalizing and connecting with the outside world and I make my artwork to be an inspiration to do that.
Painting a nature scene inspired by the Ledges Trail, part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. I share about my hike on the trail some pictures from the area, my tools that I use for painting and pictures from my process.
Ever since I started creating art I have been working with a very small space. When I first started as a teenager I worked in my bedroom then got upgraded to a room in the basement of our house. When I graduated from college and got married I moved out and in our house I claimed one of the bedrooms for my art studio. Now this room is not very big, it's actually quite small it's about 115 square feet. In my studio I do a lot of different things. Here are some of them: Painting with watercolor Drawing in ink or pencil Scan, print and trim art prints Photograph my process and video as well Organize products for markets...
I create using a mixed media method of watercolor paints and black ink. I've had a lot of questions about what materials and tools I use so I thought I would write my first blog and give you all the info about what I use and why. These materials are pretty budget friendly!