Tuesday, April 26, 2011


"Cosmos" 5 by 7, Watercolor Painting

I completed this little watercolor today. It took me much longer than normal as I wasn't able to use a blow dryer to speed things along. My Fiance has been working nights again this week and I didn't want to risk waking him with the dryer. It was certainly a different way of painting. But I'm happy with the way it turned out.

This little painting will join "Twin Roses" at the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery soon.

Have a lovely evening!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twin Roses

"Twin Roses" 5 by 7, Watercolor Painting

A new painting! It feels like it's been forever since I last painted. I'm quite pleased with the way this watercolor turned out. I used some new opaque paints and it was challenging, but I love the colors.

I've decided to reserve this painting for the gallery. In honor of Spring I thought it would be nice to bring in some new floral watercolors. And I think it would look beautiful in this gold frame that I have.

I'm also working on setting up a new yoga blog. I'll post the link once I get it up and running.

Have a great night!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Busy Busy

Hi everyone! I wish I had a new painting to share with you today, but I do have one in the works. I started a new watercolor painting yesterday of some beautiful peach roses. I'm sure I will finish that up within the next couple days.

Life has been rather hectic the past week or so. My Fiance has been working a few nights instead of days and that has my schedule all messed up. I've also been busy with new classes in school (I'm taking Intro. to Psychology, Corporate Business Structures and Litigation II this quarter). And I've been thinking a great deal about getting my teaching certificate so I can teach yoga. I can either begin the program this Fall or next Spring. I'd like to start this Fall, but I have a lot to to in order to prepare for it. So, it's been a balance of yoga, school, painting and my other daily responsibilities. On the upside, there is never a time where I don't have something to do and I'm never bored. :)

I just wanted to let you know what I've been doing and that I haven't disappeared. :) Have a great afternoon!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Watercolor Mini's

I have been working on a couple new watercolor mini paintings for the gallery.

"Full Bloom" "Sunny Rose"

These little paintings are a hit at the gallery and they look so much nicer in person so it's just easier to sell them there as opposed to my Etsy shop. Although I do have a few listed on Etsy. They're just so cute and completely affordable.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Paintings For Sale

Well okay maybe they're not "new" but I did just list them for sale on Etsy. I did these paintings last year and I liked them so much that I decided to keep them for myself. They were in my studio until I brought in some new art, and I decided that I'm ready to let them go. I've sold 6 paintings in the last 6 days and it's like watching my children leave. I become so attached to my work.
"When Life Gives You Lemons" 5 by 7, Pastel "Fruit Tea" 5 by 7, Pastel

Just click on the paintings and it will bring you to the listing on Etsy. They're $55 each with free shipping.

I hope you're experiencing Spring-like weather wherever you are! We hit 62 degrees today and I had my yoga practice outside. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Table Runners

Spring has sprung here in Wisconsin and to celebrate I've made some Spring quilted table runners. The three quilts shown below have been added to my Etsy shop. They're $28 each, plus shipping. If you're looking to add a little color to any room, these would be great. They'd also make a great Mother's Day gift!

"Sunkissed" by Moda "Origins" by Moda
"Prayer Flag" by Moda

What a day I had today! I sold 5 original paintings today. 4 on Etsy and 1 at the gallery. Feels great to have so many people interested in my work!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Watching Rain

"Watching Rain" 5 by 7, Pastel Painting

I couldn't resist painting another cat. I just loved this picture. The scan makes the painting look harsh, but it's much softer in person. It's just a sweet image.

I added my other two recent cat paintings to Etsy yesterday if anyone is interested.

I'm currently on a little break from school and unfortunately new classes begin Monday. I was hoping to get more painting done while I was on break, but I've taken some time for myself. I've been doing a lot of reading, yoga and just relaxing. It's been nice.

I hope you all have a great weekend!