Making Time to Paint on our Recent Camping Trip

Making Time to Paint on our Recent Camping Trip

Our vacation was spent enjoying some of the natural beauty that Florida has to offer.  We visited Jacksonville Beach, Payne's Prairie, Devil's Den and Rainbow River.  We spent almost as much time biking, hiking, snorkeling and kayaking as we did resting.  If not, it sure felt like we did.  I'm still sore but it was [...]

Star of Wonder

Star of Wonder

I had a new experience with my painting in December.  I had a pretty clear vision in my head about what I wanted to paint.  I wanted a large modern looking Nativity scene to hang up next to my Christmas tree.  I figured I would enjoy it for the holiday and then paint over it [...]

Exploring Art Festivals

Exploring Art Festivals

One of my artistic goals is to have a booth in some local art festivals. In an attempt to get an idea of what supplies need, I'm visiting a few local festivals and taking notes.

Watercolor Roses

Watercolor Roses

Roses are a beautiful and complex flower. Their aroma is divine.  It's difficult to hold a rose and not put it up to my face and inhale the sweet scent.  Rose petals are velvety soft to the touch.  The soft, swirling layers of petals are exceptional at drawing us in. It can be difficult to [...]

The Master Painter

The Master Painter

Today I'm sharing with you my love of the painting process. You may have noticed, if you are on my Facebook or Instagram pages, that I post pictures as I go. I'll start with what is called the under painting. Then, I'll add a layer for the background, sometimes it's the sky, ocean, mountains or [...]

Watercolor My World

Watercolor My World

I spent the month of July watercolor painting or at the very least, drawing daily. My hope was to learn how to use the medium and hopefully end up with a few treasured pieces. I believe that I've met both of those goals. I've learned that watercolor is a hard medium to work with. You [...]

Winter Park Plein Air Painting

Winter Park Plein Air Painting

I spent a portion of my day in Winter Park on Park Ave,  yesterday.  Winter Park is one of my favorite places.  They have a beautiful park across from several shops and restaurants.  It's really lovely when It's not packed with people. I've been wanting to attempt painting outside in Plein Air as they call [...]