Watercolor flowers

I recently painted these small watercolor flowers and added a leafy vine underneath as a nice final touch. I loved how the white matted frame brings it all together. My mother in law, who was the recipient, loved it which made me super happy!

Let’s face it…who nose?

I decided to start practicing sketching faces and facial features- noses in particular. Now, I’m not where I want to be with my sketching but thank God I’m not where I used to be… I’m proud of the progress I’ve made and truly do believe that consistent practice is worth it and goes a long…

What’s in your palette?

Yesterday, I bought some gouache (rhymes with squash) at my local art store and went back and forth regarding whether I should buy the less expensive quality vs. the more expensive quality and because I had other items to buy, I chose the $7.99 gouache 12 pack from Reeves.  My mentality is “try before I…

Stone Cottage with Aqua Door

Here is my latest pencil/watercolor/ink sketch of a stone cottage with an aqua door. I really enjoyed this one. This sketch came from one of my watercolor books that I recently purchased. My method of sketching involves me  looking at a photo and applying what I see to the paper in front of me.  This…

My Watercolor Chart

I love color and how colors combine together to form entirely new colors. I put together this watercolor color chart a few weeks ago which was not only time consuming (took me 3 1/2 hours straight!), but also well worth it. This color chart used a total of 15 of my Winsor & Newton Artist…

Watercolor Explorations

Lately, I’ve really been getting into drawing and watercolor painting.  So much so that I’ve recently added a few new Winsor & Newton Artist’s colors to my collection- Cobalt Turquoise Light which is a beautiful aqua, Quinacradone Magenta which is a gorgeous and vibrant fuschia, and Cerulean Blue (red shade) which I describe as that…