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Tranquility Found - Watercolor Process

Here's the process photos showing how I painted this tranquil watercolor scene. You can find the original painting available for purchase on my website here. I will have prints of this painting available on October 28th. I like to share my process with you so you can get some inspiration for your own painting or just develop an appreciation for the awesome watercolor medium like I have! I was inspired to create this painting from a sweet little stream that we came upon while hiking in Southern Ohio. I love seeing and enjoying water when we're out in nature. If there's a stream we can cross, a river I can sit by or a lake to swim in I'm all...

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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 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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