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Fiery Florals - The Painting Process

In case you're new to my blog, in these posts I like to share what I'm working on, let you into my process a little bit and share some of the backstory behind the artwork. If you are interested in purchasing the original painting you can find that here in my online shop. If you are a fellow artist and are interested in purchasing the supplies that I use you can find those on my KIT page. By doing either of those things you help me to create more art, so thank you! This little painting is the first thing I created after I got home from a big trip to Colorado - at least it was big for me. We hiked...

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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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