Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A video and a gift just for you!

Happy First Day of Spring 2012!!!  I'm thrilled to be saying those words :)

I've finished the 3rd and final version of my watercolor painting 'Faith' and thought it would be a very fitting day to share it with you...especially since Spring reminds me of fresh flowers, tulips and daffodils specifically.  Thanks for all of your wonderful feedback!!  It helped me look at the painting as an outsider and make a few tweaks here and there.  The final outcome is a good combination of the first two drafts.  This little cutie is now listed in my shop :)  And being the first day of Spring, I thought that warranted a SALE!  

So if you've had your eye on something, use coupon code 'Spring2012' and receive 25% off your entire purchase now through March 27th, 2012.   

I'm sure there are some following this blog that aren't as interested in watercolors, so feel free to skip this post.  As for me, I love seeing the art process.  Something about watching a painting come to life is so cool to me :)  In the past, I have thought 'It'd be nice to use digital media (ie. Photoshop or Illustrator) to digitally color my images because it would make the process so much faster and less messy.  No clean up, no supplies, nothing to transport when I travel except my computer, etc. etc.'...but I realized that I love the process of painting!  Mixing the colors, holding the brush, adding layers and creating patterns...it just feels so natural and authentic to me. 

Annnnnnyway, I attempted to make a video of this final version and stayed up way too late doing it.  My camera stopped recording halfway through because there was no space left on the drive and my hand is partially blocking the view, haha, oops!!  But for my first attempt at recording my painting process, I'm happy with how it turned out.  There will definitely be more videos in the future now that I (sort of) know how to do it :)

I hope you all have a gorgeous first day of Spring...and if it's rainy (or snowy) where you are, you can always paint some flowers indoors to brighten your day up!  



  1. Ruby is sitting on my lap and loves this video! Future artist maybe? I personally love looking at your work and how it all comes into play, so the video was super cool! You are so creative, Em. I can't wait to go check out your shop and use up the sale opportunity!:)

  2. I really like the final version. Nicely done!

  3. em you are so talented! i love this and you truly have such a gift.
    i love the sweetness that is exhibited by this picture and the true innocence, color, and light.
    just like you. your "self" emits so purely through your art!

  4. That video is pretty awesome! I loved watching it. You are very talented my friend! Beautiful watercolor, the tulips and rain boots are so fitting for spring.
    I am REALLY excited about Piglets Over Paris! Can't wait! :)