Work in Progress Samples

This page is for some WIP (works in progress) shots. I get asked quite often what my process is when I paint in watercolors. This page will give you some step by steps. The photos aren’t the BEST as I usually paint in the evening and my lighting for shooting isn’t great … but you will get the idea. :-).

March 2015 Floral project for a gallery show in Asheville, NC., :

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The board I am working on for this project was handmade and delivered to me by an artist in Asheville.

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I primed it with a Daniel Smith watercolor ground.

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This ground I have found to be difficult to work with as I am a big fan of Ampersand Aquabord. My watercolors were bleeding all over the place while painting….

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It took some time to get used to the new painstaking process, but eventually I got into the groove and went with it.

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I had to switch my brain from working dry on dry to wet on wet with this. The results were rather pleasing!

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The finished piece! “Amorphophallus Titanum”

 

 

The Makings of a Thank You Card (wedding project):

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WIP #1
Passion Fruit Bud
8 x 10″ Daniel Smith watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord

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WIP#2
Ball Jar
5 x 7″ Daniel Smith watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord

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WIP#3
Ball Jar with Cotton
5 x 7″

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  1. Sold yet??? I found your blog through etsy. This one is beautiful too. Thanks, cassie

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    1. ah, yes this was a commission for a wedding :-), so yes, sold. (the asian painting). The others are all sold as well, except for the passion flower pod.

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