Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Work

I haven't been blogging much, but I have been painting quite a bit lately (yay!) Here is some of my recent work -

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 "A Summer Day on Lake Pepin" - Watercolor and PanPastel (9 by 12)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/247876661/butterfly-watercolor-painting-original?ref=listing-shop-header-0
 "Butterfly in Spring" - Watercolor (8 by 10)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/247875555/flower-watercolor-painting-flower?ref=listing-shop-header-2
"Sunset Petals" - Watercolor (5 by 7)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/247876299/butterfly-watercolor-painting-original?ref=listing-shop-header-1
 "Fly II" - Watercolor (5 by 7)

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"Mr. Kitty" - Watercolor (5 by 7) (My first animal/pet in watercolor!)

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Untitled - Watercolor and PanPastel (5 by 7)

Some of these paintings are available in my Etsy shop and the others are just practice. If you'd like to keep up with my work, please follow me on Instagram - @angelasexpressions

Hope you all had a great weekend! xoxo

Friday, September 11, 2015

Remembrance V

For the past five years I have been painting an American flag in honor of the anniversary of September 11th. This is appropriately called "Remembrance V," done in watercolor. I hope you will keep those affected by the tragedy in your thoughts and prayers today. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Inspiration

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Recently, I was reminded by Patience Brewster, the artist behind these adorable Christmas ornaments, that August is Artist Appreciation Month! I thought I would do a post about who/what inspires my work to celebrate. I have given it a lot of thought over the past several days and come to the conclusion that color is probably my biggest inspiration. I get so excited when I squeeze new paint onto my palette and working with fun colors is almost like a therapeutic experience. 
I not only like to create art, but I love admiring others work as well. I seem to be particularly drawn to loose, colorful watercolors. I have always thought of color, especially in paintings, to be healing in some way. I have been known to soak up the beauty in paintings in galleries and in nature that invoke a positive emotion in me. What I hope to achieve is create works of art that cause others to feel something, like I do when I'm admiring a really beautiful painting or taking in a breathtaking scene. And, in a way, this extends to my quilts and other handmade items as well. I love the way handmade quilts, decorative items, and artwork make a home feel. 
So, in general, I am inspired by color and the beauty around me. If I can put that love into my work in a way that extends to the person admiring it, I have done my job. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Painting!

If you can believe it, I just finished a new watercolor painting! It's called "Almost There." This is my first watercolor painting in over a year, which is completely ridiculous. School keeps me so busy that there isn't much time for anything else but I've been trying to paint for at least an hour a day. I also recently finished a new miniature watercolor. It was a fun challenge. :)




I've been posting quite a bit to my Instagram page (@angelasexpressions) if you want to see more. :) Hope you all are well!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Instagram

Hi all!! It's been about 9 months since my last blog post! Eeek!! I have been incredibly busy with school but I'm trying to find more time for my art because I miss it terribly! A huge part of my heart feels like it's missing when I'm not working on something creative. I created an Instagram account for my art/quilts/creative pursuits and I'd love for you to follow me if you wish! My username is @angelasexpressions 

Hope you all are well!