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!

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 other creative outlet…

Lately I have been supplementing my knitting and crocheting with some art.  It started out with colored pencil and has since migrated into watercolor painting. After doing research on both colored pencil and watercolor painting, I decided to go with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and Winsor & Newton watercolor tubes.  And both have been great!…