People often call me ‘creative’ however a lot of my ideas come from my custom clients. Like these gold frames. Today I’ll show you How to Paint an Antique Gold Faux Finish. My clients wanted to add some frames like these in an antique gold finish on the wall opposite the cherry blossom tree mural. […]
I wanted to share with you these cute little Watercolor Baby Animals today. I have a lot to learn about painting animals in watercolor, but the process is so much fun! I’m trying to remember the very first animal I painted. It must’ve been in 1999 or 2000 or thereabouts. It wasn’t the very first […]
There’s just something about sunflowers. They’re bright and cheery and . . . easy to paint! If you’re saying, “sure, sure, Colleen”, bear with me while I show you How to Paint Sunflowers with watercolors! Written instructions are below along with a video at the bottom. Supplies sunflower pattern Pencil 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor […]
How to Paint a Peony with Watercolors Are you a peony lover? They’re such a beautiful flower, which makes trying to paint them a daunting task. But I did. Try, at least. The entire time I had my flower shop I never, not once, ordered any peonies, nor did my customers. Granted, that was another […]
Free Spring Favorites Printable
I painted this Watercolor Perfume Bottle quite a while ago and never shared it. As I was editing the photos I had some questions. Are you a big time perfume person? Do you have a ‘signature’ scent or maybe a few? Or do you just buy whatever smells good at any given time? I’m none […]
Painting collard greens took three times before they looked right. The dog, however, was a very patient model.
Handpainted spring watercolor flowers and a couple anecdotes that have nothing whatsoever to do with flowers.