Friday night I was invited to teach in my hometown of Carlsbad, CA. Each time I am asked to come and teach at a private painting party, I am always grateful on the new friends I get to make. Teaching is fun for me and it's even more fun to see friends coming together and mixing art with conversation. These lovely ladies were so sweet and excited to learn how to paint with acrylics. They chose the "Lilacs in a Mason Jar" lesson.
For all S. Cal locals, I offer LIVE lessons. When you buy one of my painting kits, it comes with an HD private online video lesson that allows you to paint in the privacy of your own home. You get to pick the day and time. And you can pause me anytime you like!
I'm always blown away to see all the different versions of the same lesson. Each person puts their own style into their painting. No judging or competition going on, just lots of great conversation and compliments.
What's your version for this painting?
It all started when I rinsed out my brushes and noticed the beautiful colors swirling around the water. It gave me an idea to transfer these colors on watercolor paper.
There was still something missing, so I decided to create a design on my Cricut Machine and transferred it onto the watercolor paper. I was more than happy with the finalized results!
The sea is my inspiration pinned at pier 28. Ideas come to life after every moment by the shoreline. It brings forth a calming imagination that has driven me to design so many of my paintings.
Little Chongo an adorable French Bulldog, was checking out the sunset one evening. My daughter Marissa showed me this photo which sparked an idea for my next painting. I knew this would be a wonderful Christmas gift. I decided to attempt a pour painting that resembled the shoreline. After it dried, I hand painted the cute little pup.
This sparked another idea for special gift for someone dear. I remember I took a photo of my other daughter Mollie, her fiancé and his daughter. I decided to try my hand again at another pour-painting that resembled the shore and include their silhouettes. I was more than happy with the outcome!
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