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Painting a Lily Pad Pond - Watercolor Process and Tips

In today's blog I'm going to share with you how I painted this little scene of a little waterfall pond with pink Lilly Pads. I'll share my tips for painting light and shadows on the rocks as well as my struggles with portraying the bright yellow/green plants floating under the water. I'll share some of my favorite paints and brushes that I used for this painting. If you'd like to see the full list of products that I use and recommend check out my Kit page. If you would like to support my artwork by purchasing from my store, here is the link to this art print - A Pleasant Pond. This painting was inspired by the Rock Garden area at...

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Painting My First Book Illustration | Fairfield Foxes Update 1

Today I am sharing how I created the first full page illustration for a children's book series about a family of red foxes who live in the woods near the mountains. This is the first time I have ever illustrated a book so it has been a bit of a steep learning curve and I am still learning as I go. I'll be telling you a little bit about the project and why I'm creating these illustrations as well as some info on my creative process and lots of process pictures for this particular illustration.

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Using Masking Fluid on a Watercolor Landscape - My Thoughts and Tips for you!

This is the second painting in my series called Peaceful Wanderings. These paintings are inspired by the peace and serenity found in the woods. I want to share with you those feelings of calmness and tranquility that come from the beautiful woods and streams that I often find along the hiking trail. This collection is still in progress, but you can sign up here to be notified when it comes out and get exclusive discount code for the collection.But right now, let's get to the painting process! This is my second time using masking fluid in a landscape and I'll say it was an integral part of this painting. I admit that I had these weird stigma associated with using masking fluid,...

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5 things I learned about painting watercolor landscapes

For most of my artwork I paint from images that I’ve taken. This painting was inspired by a place along the trail in Dolly Sods West Virginia. We went backpacking there and while hiking the 22 mile loop around the Wilderness, we came across several awesome little streams and rivers that we had to walk across and we even had to ford one river - that was a cool experience - I’m glad it was warm when we did that!  I love quiet little streams, they are so calm and peaceful and my idea with this painting was to capture the feeling of serenity and calmness that I felt in this beautiful little spot in the woods.  This is the...

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Watercolor Process - Stream in the Woods

Today I am sharing how I painted this Stream in the Woods watercolor painting. This painting was inspired by a backpacking trip. We were out in Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania hiking the Gerard trail. We were on a three day trip and the first day was all rain and cold. Though the weather was not great that first day there were some really pretty sights off the trail. It was mostly just a woods trail but just off the trail and sometimes running right through it there were these really pretty small creeks and streams that all had water through them because of the rain. What I really loved about them was that there were these big rocks in...

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