Thursday, July 13

Process Video: Watercolor Cooper

Here's my very first attempt at a realistic (non cartoon-y) watercolor!  I've always loved custom pet portraits, but never thought I'd be able to create one myself.  I'm not sure if it's the #100dayproject keeping my limber and giving me courage, but last weekend I thought I'd give it a try.  

This sweet dog Cooper belonged to one of my dear friends, and his unexpected passing broke all of our hearts.  I wanted to do something to remind her that he was special and will be missed by all. 

I will probably attempt a few more portraits before gifting her with the final piece, but I wanted to share my process to encourage others to try new things.  

Practice makes progress.

Wednesday, July 12

Process Video - Abstract Cat with Acrylic paint

After a year-long hiatus, I finally set up my studio lights and recorded one of my art journaling sessions last weekend!  I'm not sure why I've been reluctant to record my process lately, but now that shaken the cobwebs and relearned my editing process, I'm hoping to do this more often :)

Here is one of my projects from the #100DayProject I've been participating in on Instagram.  The art journal I'm using is the large Dylusions journal (my fav!) with a coating of gesso applied/dried beforehand.  The paints used are mostly Golden Acrylics (fluid and heavy body).

Thanks for watching! Cheers, Steph