Anna, watercolor on Aquabord

"Anna" Watercolor on Aquabord, 12 x 16" (Materials used: Ampersand Aquabord, Daniel Smith watercolors, Dynasty Black Gold brushes) Happy New Year! I was very busy this Christmas painting commissions and I hope to share some with you here. This particular painting was a gift for my boyfriend. His daughter, Anna, a very pretty subject indeed! ...

The Makings of a Card…WIP from Start to Finish.

A very dear friend of mine is getting married. An extremely happy occasion! I get to do something fun for this and thought I would share the WIP of the project here. I took shots of the painting and then of the end result. The painting is done with Daniel Smith Watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord ...

Benedict Cumberbatch – graphite on rag paper

I have been itching to draw and/or paint this amazing actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. My mom picked the photo and it was a good choice. It shows his best features and incredible eyes. A handsome guy, there is no doubt, Benedict's acting talent shines on the big screen as well as the small within our homes. ...

U is for “um… You’re ugly. Let’s face it.”

Yes, I realize I am TOTALLY behind in this challenge (6 letters to be exact) but this challenge falls around the time I do a big arts festival and it always throws me off. I do the challenge for me and not for anyone else, so it doesn't bother me that I am behind. I ...

T is for “Totally Aweso….holy crap that guy is huge!” Says Emmett.

Emmett and Steve, both construction workers from different worlds... My son Maarten and his friend Jared's idea. Minecraft is a huge hit in this house as are legos, of course. It was destined for these two to get together and wield axes/blocks. I think Emmett may be a BIT intimidated by Steve, don'tcha think? 😉 ...

S is for “Swimming in an Atlas Jar.”

    I am so freaked out right now because not only did I discover that lego has girl toys (hey, I'm a parent of 3 BOYS, Nnnkayyy) BUT, they have DOLPHINS! Lego dolphins! Wth! Seriously? I'm amazed. Lego is truly the coolest in my book. To be a designer for them, what a job ...

R is for “Robot Ride ’em Cowboy!”

"Robot Ride 'em Cowboy!" watercolor on ampersand aquabord, 4 x 4" At some point I had to do a horse. Little did I know that one would walk into my house tonight in the shape of a LEGO horse! Oh yea. With a cowboy robot lego dude. The perfect combination for my "R" painting. I ...

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