September 20, 2019

It's the 3rd post in my Beginning Watercolor blog series! You can see the rest here:

Watercolor Art Supplies
Color Theory
Using Color for Emotional Meaning (This post!)
Composition (coming soon)
Finding Your Style (coming soon)

Basics of Color-Emotion Theory

You're prob...

August 12, 2019

"I would like to start painting but am not a particularly good drawer. My favorite paintings are usually abstract but where would I even start?"

This is such a great question! If you want to start painting, even if you've had some instruction a while ago, it never hur...

July 23, 2019

Are you interested in starting to paint with watercolors, but just aren't sure where to start? Feeling a little overwhelmed with the MILLIONS of choices at the art store?

First I want to say . . .

You can make art with anything; if you can’t afford high-quality mater...

March 1, 2018

Was February hard for anybody else? It was good for me, but hard too, for some reason! I've been doing a lot of work though, and I'm excited to show you!

I've been doing a lot of freelance work and commissions, but have been able to complete 3 larger Motherhood painti...

February 1, 2018

January has been a blast, you guys! I've gotten more done for my business this month than I feel like happened most of last year!

It all started with "Your Best Year 2018" by Lisa Jacobs. This business planner is AMAZING - it really helped me figure out my goals for the...

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!!

I'm so excited for what 2018 has to offer, and I'm excited to share with you what I've got planned!

2017 was so full of big-life changes that my work got put on the back-burner. I'm now ready to dive deep into my art, and create some really beautiful...

December 26, 2017

What do you get when you mix an artist with a new mother? DIY Christmas presents, of course! (At least for the Grandmothers!)

We've been so enjoying our little girl, and as most of her grandparents are far away, I wanted to give a gift with her footprints. But most of...

February 17, 2017

Last time I started the story of our amazing Watercolor Elopement Photoshoot; today I'll be showing you how I made the giant backdrop!

Since this was a styled shoot and not a payed gig (YET!) I knew I'd have to do some serious DIY work in order to save money. Follow a...

February 10, 2017

A lot of people make amazing products, but they don't have the knowledge or equipment to take professional pictures of their work - and they SURE don't have the money to pay for product photos! So what do you do?

Put together a styled shoot!

This can be anything from a...

April 16, 2016

Just finished my first seascape commission! The customer ordered it after seeing some of my smaller personal seascapes, and it was a blast to work on.

 I finished this painting in one sitting,with about half an hour's worth of details added a couple days later once it h...

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