i’ve just launched a new class, painting watercolor seascapes! & for just this week, you can take it for free! happy labor day!
free (this week only!): http://skl.sh/2iW1Cxn
in this class, we’ll go over wave anatomy & color swatches, and do quick studies of different types of seascapes from crashing waves and calm reflections, and learn to create sparkling waters and foam patterns. armed with all these skills, we’ll walk through step by step a completed watercolor seascape!
hope to see you there!
p.s. check out my other classes, too! learn to paint watercolor crystals,
* finishing up some sea studies for my newest @skillshare class! hope your long weekend sunday is full of coffee & relaxation 😌#wp
gearing up for the holiday market f.a.d.weekend market !! i’ll be there with watercolor prints — if you’re in Brooklyn make sure to stop by !!
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 !
lately i’ve been painting these knitted landscapes (seascapes, mostly!) that combine my favorite things
cabled waves. .
color work sunset . .
field of peonies. .
color work night-time sea
& the most recent, a beaded sparkling sea! i’m planning to continue this series & have a few ideas kicking around! i also sell prints at my etsy shop here !
i have big exciting news! i illustrated a children’s book !!
now, if you search for erin kate archer on amazon, it pops up !!
the title is finbar & fiona and is the story of an adorable kitten (fiona) who tries her best to befriend her family’s houseplant. (&its also available at barnes&noble)
here’s a little sneak peek! the illustrations were done in one of my favorite styles, in ink & watercolor.
i really enjoyed the process & would love to do this again if the opportunity presents itself!
the author & i are hoping to do a few book signings here on the east coast of the US, if you’re interested in keeping updated on that just let me know !
p.s. also, i’ve created a facebook page to share my work for those that prefer it over blogs. if you’re interested, you can check it out here !
first, painting of the week updates. above is “silken” in pen & watercolor
“submerge” in oils on canvas
“heat” in watercolors
“frontier” in acrylic
“cracked” in watercolors
& an extra, i’m working on learning a little handlettering. (flowers just for fun !)
on the knitting front — i’ve finished my picot peds! i used the pom pom peds pattern from the purl bee & they’re adorable & fit me so perfectly that i’ve already casted on another pair !
i’ve been on a diy beauty products kick lately, particularly natural ones. i read about how the rms living luminizer
is an amazing natural product that is used on all sorts of celebrities for a sheer “lit from within” glow. looking at the ingredients, they were so simple & natural that i thought i could make it myself without paying almost $40 for such a small container. it turned out beautifully & i took notes on what worked !
keep reading for the tutorial & swatches !