Watercoloring Sweet Moments in Time

FlowerGirlBackFLUFFi love painting traditional facial portraits. It has always been a big part of my art business. But i’ve really started to appreciate the subtlety and storytelling of a portrait where the face does NOT take center stage. i’m talking about figures facing away, or with heads and eyelids lowered, maybe with just the curve of a cheek visible. Painting a little one in a certain dress, a particular moment of action, or the perfect candid pose has become an obsession for me.

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i love that the artwork becomes so much more timeless, romantic, ethereal and even decorative/graphic. Paintings like these are less formal in the sense that they needn’t be placed on the stairway wall, or in the family room. They easily work on a bedroom, playroom or entryway wall to convey an emotion or set a mood.


Hope you enjoy these few from this past week.

If you would like to discuss commissioning a painting like this from a favorite photo, please drop me a note via the contact page on this website. The images in this post are all examples of commissions that would run between $125-$155.  THANKS!!

Pencil Portrait: Sisters


No matter how many years pass or how many painting and sketching styles i try out along the way, i think i will always continue to do plain old pencil portraits. i love them so. These cutie patootie sisters were too precious not to share.

Drop me a line if you’d like to give a portrait gift for a holiday or special occasion. i’ve done quite a few for fellas looking to make their kiddos’ mama cry that happy, mushy cry.

Completed Works – GROWING!

Another custom commission is finally complete! These images show a 4 foot tall wood plank that has been lovingly sanded by the client before they gave it to me to paint and decorate. SO sweet. So much thought and effort was put into the planning of it all! i am making up coordinating stickers that can be written on to mark the date and Emily’s age at each measurement point. The art is done is such a mix of media! Acrylic, watercolor, marker, colored pencil, gel pen, ink…even a little Sharpie! It was important to me to get a storybook, watercolor-y, and colored pencil texture to it all…but till get crisp edges and contrast with the fine tip Sharpie.