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New artwork available- colorful watercolor paintings.

Stormy landscape painting. Watercolor painting of sun’s rays breaking through clouds landscape artwork water trees

Lots of new artwork available. These 11×15″ paintings on 140lb professional watercolor paper demonstrate a broad range of techniques, styles, and subjects. I am always pushing myself to create something new for my own personal artistic growth, and for students in my classes. Do they always turn out. No. Absolutely not- but there is nothing wrong with a “failed painting”. Every mistake is a chance to grow as an artist.

Colorful painting of whale and sperm whale swmming in ocean- nautical blue black watercolor painting whales ocean

Prints and originals are available online on my Etsy shop:

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Tulum and Chichen Itza, Mexico- watercolor paintings

Fine art watercolor paintings of Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza. Watercolor paintings on YUPO synthetic (fancy name for plastic). Mayan inspired stamps created and added to texture of ruins and skies. All paintings sealed with UV Archival Finish. Unframed.

Step by step process of painting on YUPO. Watercolor original painting of Mayan ruins at Tulum created onYUPO Synthetic.

Painting watercolor on YUPO is a challenge. The “paper” can take hours to dry (depending on humidity levels) and you have ONE chance to layer on top of previous layers. If you go over a previously painted layer twice, all the color comes off and mixes with the layer you are creating.

Mayan ruins at beach of Tulum in Mexico. Watercolor painting of Mayan ruins in Tulum in Yucatan Peninsula- Mexico

However, since this is plastic, and all the color can be removed (even most staining colors) I created a series of Mayan inspired stamps and selectively removed shapes in the sky and temples. Once the details were created, the paintings were sealed with a UV Archival finish.

Chichen Itza artwork. Watercolor painting Chichen Itza Mayan ruins in Mexico

This is the first time I have ever used watercolor ground. Once the paintings were sealed I used a substance called watercolor ground on top of the paintings. This allowed me to go back into the painting and layer and darken areas without the fear of removing the previous layers. For example, I usually darken all the corners of my paintings to help draw the eye to the focal point.

All three paintings are available for purchase. Fine art prints are also available on my Shop.

Interested in seeing one of these paintings in person? My studio is open by appointment only- please contact before they have found new homes!

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RedFin Blog- Take your interior design from functional to amazing

Don’t miss the recent Redfin article I was featured in: “New Year, New Style: 15 Artistic Home Decor Tips to Bring Joy to Your Home”

With the new year in full swing, there’s a chance you’re looking to update your home with a new style – one that brings more joy into your home. There are countless artistic mediums – from ceramics to watercolor paintings—that will complement your home, whether you’re living in San Diego, CA, or Toronto, CA. But to truly find the right artistic home décor that speaks to you, you might be looking for a starting point.

To help you get started, I, along with other artists shared our best advice on the right decor that will bring joy to your home this year. Check out what we had to say so you can start decorating your home today!

Check out the full article on the RedFin Blog:

New Year, New Style: 15 Artistic Home Decor Tips to Bring Joy to Your Home

Poured watercolor painting of NCSU Bell Tower in Raleigh NC.  11x15" original mounted on 1" cradled wood board.
Watercolor painting of NCSU Bell Tower in Raleigh. Mounted on 1″ cradled wood board.
Watercolor painting of Florence, Italy cityscape.   11x15" watercolor mounted on 1" cradled wood board.  No additional framing required.
Florence Cityscape. Watercolor painting mounted on 1″ cradled wood board. No framing required

To see more of my artwork available online, visit my Shop