Simple Steps to Paint Stunning Sunflowers

If tulips are my favorite flower to paint in the spring, sunflowers are my favorite flower to paint in the summer. Sunflowers are fabulous to paint for artists of all levels, whether you are starting out with the first time, re-engaging with paint after a hiatus or have been painting for some time. In this post, I’ll share a few tips to paint these graceful, sturdy flowers. Of course, practice is the best teacher of all. If you’d prefer to enjoy sunflowers in already-made art, you can see stationery, stickers and a limited print edition of a new Sunflower painting … Read More

Create a Vision Board for the 2nd Half of the Year

Part 2 in a series on creating a vision for the rest of the year. Read the first post here. An early morning June breeze blows through the window. The romantic music of the 2009 Pride & Prejudice movie plays softly. The envelope of words has been poured on the floor. Three packets of paper lay beside them. I flip through the papers, stopping on the earthy, neutral tones that have just an edge of gold to them. But then the pink and plum floral paper catches my eye. That’s what is in my heart and mind right now. It’s … Read More

How to Paint Tulips in All Sorts of Ways

painting tulips step by step

Last week, my youngest sister mentioned to me it drives her crazy to have a tutorial where the step by step actions aren’t laid out. I can relate. When I take art classes, I like to go step by step with them. I learn by doing. I created a tutorial on YouTube all about painting tulips, but I thought I would show you a step by step picture on how I often create these lovely flowers. I find painting tulips is an exercise in orderly creativity. Tulips are rather elegant, especially for the spring. The season has such an exuberant, … Read More

New Christmas Watercolor Workshop

It’s getting to be the most wonderful time of the year. Also, the busiest, craziest, quickest time of the year, right? Insert the sobbing emoticon right here! One activity that brings some calm to my life each year is continuing the practice of creativity and play. I’m thrilled to invite you to ‘Enter In: Creating a Season of Comfort & Joy.’ It’s a watercolor course where we will be painting homes and spending time playing with watercolor, festive ideas and letting ourselves enjoy the sweetness of the season. There are 4+ hours of content. You can go through all the … Read More