Written on Feb, 14, 2017 by in ,

I have been out of town a lot lately snowboarding and being with family. This winter season has been very busy which means I haven’t had time to paint or prep paintings to work on. I made this short time-lapse video of painting succulents in my garden last week. I also purchased a new camera, a tiny square outdoors camera …

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Written on Feb, 07, 2017 by in , ,

This past month has been an extreme challenge for me. I decided to openly blog about the experiences I have had in the last four weeks because I think others can understand and appreciate it. Two weeks ago I had to take my grandmother to the hospital and she is now recovering in a therapy center for a serious condition. …

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Written on Jan, 11, 2017 by in , ,

We were skiing in Big Bear, the snow falling on a beautiful white lit run at 8 p.m. when it occurred to me I needed new gear. One of my favorite activities during the winter time is snowboarding and skiing. Generally I just love the snow and being in nature. Trees have also been an inspiration and a reason I love ski …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2016 by in , ,

This week I wanted to highlight some of my favorite illustrators whose youtube channels and blogs have helped me to feel continually inspired and have encouraged me to persist in developing my own unique style. I hope you enjoy their work! Holly Exley The first of these illustrators I would like to share is Holly Exley, a UK-based illustrator who focuses …

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Written on Dec, 11, 2016 by in , , , ,

This weekend’s subject for watercolor painting is a mushroom forest. I am fascinated by the small vegetable and how it has been depicted in illustrations so keep reading if you’re interested in them too. I have assembled some fun resources in this article. Mushrooms historically have always represented something magical in fantasy. Why? Probably because of their psychotropic properties discovered …

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