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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Written on Nov, 30, 2016 by in

I felt inspired last week to capture the feeling of Mondays in a simple line illustration that had a cartoon type feel. I thought it would be cute to depict a woman sitting at a desk amidst piles of papers and tasks. I named this piece “Case of the Mondays.”  In this time-lapse video I show my process of creating a …

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Written on Nov, 17, 2016 by in , , ,

After returning home from the Ernich painting class (which I write about here), I became inspired to create a small whimsical series of oil paintings. Driving along Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday afternoon, I passed the new commercial section of Huntington Beach called Pacific City. Red and yellow kites floated weightlessly against a beautiful azure blue sky. Reminded of Dandelion Wine and The …

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Written on Nov, 14, 2016 by in , ,

Over the weekend I participated in a 3-day Flemish oil painting class, “Tools for Poetry” taught by Paul Van Ernich. He travels to California once a year to teach this course at the San Clemente Art Supply Studio. I love the class and learned so much from him over the weekend. He truly is a master of the 17th-century classical painting …

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