* coming soon to @skillshare . . unusual tools for ink & watercolor illustration ! keep an eye out ! ๐Ÿ‘

* recent makings : en plein air, seaside inspiration, starscapes




working on a chunky knit seafoam green pillow cover with some watercolor seashells to match







a quick illustration of my baby pup at home for national dog day







stretching my sketching muscles with icy blue & green florals







en plein air lake erie sunset from a long weekend in my hometown







vacation winery sketch







en plein air sketch of the freedom tower








painting of the week, for the word "split"







painting of the week, for the word "lattice"








painting of the week, for the word "guide"








painting of the week, for the word "permanent". (i struggled with this word, but finally ended up with this as the only permanent thing i could think of: change)








star studies / a sneak peek of the upcoming skillshare class that i'm working on !



* mid summer paintings

an update on paintings of the week . . we’re about halfway through summer and i’ve posted here some of the highlights (chosen word of the week underneath!):




“tip” - - i also created a skillshare class using this one as an example! the class is free, but if you click the link above you can also get 3 months of skillshare for 99¢!






“half”






“shift”







“spark” (for independence day week !)





“fresh”






“train”






“loft”






“idle”







“froth”





also, a few pieces just for fun (sketches, travel paintings, etc.) :





(for national icecream day !)
















happy summer !

* one year of a painting a week !


above is my 52nd painting a week! we picked "one" for this word. some other recent best-ofs below !

"fleet"

"cast"

"sink"

"under"

"tie"

"sweet"

we're still pressing on – hope to see another year of paintings-a-week !

* 2015 painting a week update

the painting a week is still going strong! here are a few of my favorites from the past few months & the words that go along with them --
"treat"


"monday"


"new"


"gather"


"ephemeral"


"blanket"


"thanks"


"scrunch"


"bolt"


"swing"


"legacy"


"scattered"


& a knitted galaxy for fun !

happy new year !