Friday, December 15, 2017

Why A Clean Studio & LONE WOLF

Watercolor - 11x15

I am the first to admit that I am not a tidy person by nature so my studio is often quite messy. I have learned though, that there are benefits from at least trying to keep things a little neater.

An unorganized studio space can often keep us from actually painting. If we are always having to search for our art materials or have to clear out a space to paint it can be discouraging.

Walking in to a clean an organized studio is like starting a fresh painting and can give us a renewed feeling of creativity.

Keeping our art supplies organized and easy to reach will keep those creative juices flowing.

I try to start each new project or painting with a clean area and my supplies within reach. Things may get messy as I move along but that doesn't bother me because I know I will clean it all up before starting the next one.

Is it time to clean your studio area?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Country Mail and The Joy of Giving!

Watercolor - 8x10

I still believe in Santa Clause. He may not be the one that puts the presents under the tree, but his spirit works through us each time we give freely without expectation and each time we spread love, joy and light.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Snow Bunny & Instant Holiday Art Prints

Instand Digital Watercolor Print - 8x10

This 8x10 print of my original watercolor painting is ready for instant downloading so that you can print, trim and frame for yourself or to give as a gift. I am also happy to customize a printable for you with a different quote of your choice using the same font and color. 

Instant Digital Watercolor Print - 8x10

My watercolor printables are a great way to make a creative connection with someone special in your life. I invite you to view all of my instant holiday printables in my Etsy Shop!

Friday, December 8, 2017

One Watercolor Framed Two Ways

Watercolor Batik  - 8x10

I am often asked the best way to frame a watercolor painting so I thought I would answer that today. Unlike oil or acrylic art watercolors need to be framed under glass for protection of the painting against any moisture. Adding a mat will enhance the art by providing a border between the image and the frame. I prefer a double mat with the inner mat in a color that coordinates with the painting and the outer mat a white or off white color.

The frame doesn't have to match the matting but I thought I would show two different color schemes for this one painting so that you can see how it can really change the overall look. Wood or metal frames are available in all sizes to make the framing process easier.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FREE Holiday Art Print!

Happy Holidays
Instant Digital Print - 5x7

As my holiday gift to you I have designed this printable using a portion of one of my original watercolor paintings. It is very easy to download the image file, print, trim and slip in to a frame to display in your home or to give as a gift.

I invite you to head over to my Etsy Shop to see all of my Holiday, Faith and Heartwarming Instant Art Prints. Enjoy!