Category Archives: In The Studio

POLLYANNA INSPIRED

Pollyanna is a film that dramatically stands out within the memories of my childhood. I think I watched it a million times!

 

One of my favorite scenes involves the magic of prisms. So, of course, whenever the sun starts to beam in the Springtime I like to hang my own strings of crystals…

Small glimpses of rainbows!

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PALETTE

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More Palettes.

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CURRENT PALETTE

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NEW YEAR, NEW SUPPLIES

As the New Year begins, it’s time to refresh things in my studio. When inspiration strikes, one must be prepared!

Click each link below to view in-depth shop-able guides to some of my favorite supplies! 

(Also checkout my guide to supplies for the beginning watercolorist!)

Gouache Paint

Travel Watercolor Sets

TravelSet

Paint Brushes

Art Palettes (Glass, wood, porcelain)

Guide to Gold Paint

Embellishments

Watercolor Paper

Artist Cleanup

See more tutorials and guides:

Artist Box / Gift Wrap / Best Sketchbooks / Traveling Artist Supply Favorites

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COLOR STORIES | PART TWO

My world is constantly filled with color! Color has always played an enormous role in my artwork and it’s something that inspires me on a daily basis.

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When I’m beginning a painting, I try not to over-think color. I trust my mind to lead my paintbrush as I go. Of course, that confidence came after many years of studying color theory !

I love playing with shades of red and pink (like my favorite Gemvara D’Orsay ring) and discovering the different emotions they can convey. A pale pink being soft and elegant, a bold blue-fuchsia being strong yet soft all at once, and of course a fiery red that can be spotted from across the room. Just the smallest color differences can sing entirely different songs.

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When I hosted Gemvara in my workspace they brought the most wonderful gift… an array of colorful gems! Gems to paint and play with, to be exact. After creating this fashion drawing, I dove straight into the gems and began adhering them to my piece… bringing a new medium and life to the drawing. A sparkling gown of gems.

Speaking of, we’re giving away this original painting scattered with gems plus a $1000 gift card to Gemvara!For a chance to win, create a “My Color Story” pinboard (see mine here), and submit it on their site.

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 Gemvara is also offering my readers an exclusive 10% discount from now through Monday, October 13th!  Just click here or on any other link in this post to activate your discount! 
 
 In Collaboration with Gemvara.
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