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Turquoise Pond - Yellowstone Painting Process

I've been to Yellowstone twice now, it's a very unique National Park with diverse areas to explore. I think the most striking and well-known thing about the park are the natural hot springs, colorful pools and geysers. Today I'm going to share my watercolor painting process with you for this painting of Turquoise Pond. In 2017 my husband and I went to Yellowstone in the beginning of June for our honeymoon. We flew in to Bozeman, Montana and stayed in a lovely bed and breakfast near the border of Wyoming, about 45 minutes from the park. One day when we were driving in we got stopped for a while because a bunch of Bison decided to take a leisurely pace crossing the...

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Campsite With A View - Behind the Scenes

In this blog post I'm going to share with you the inspiration for this painting as well as the process of creating the artwork. You can find the original painting available for purchase in my shop here. Giclée prints will be available soon. The inspiration for this painting came about a month ago when we were sitting in those tents looking out at the vast Colorado landscape. Us Ohioans were used to lots of little hills with green trees and fields of green grass. We were greeted by something more dramatic in Colorado as we hiked 43 miles of the Colorado Trail. The sky was different there. It felt bigger and bolder than the often grey Ohio sky. The clouds were...

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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 a Pair of Pine Trees with Watercolor

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.

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