Category Archives for watercolor

Stress and Buying Time to Create Art

This summer has been a crazy mix of excitement and hoops to jump through. All four of us are heading off to different schools this fall; my youngest is starting kindergarten, my oldest is starting middle school, I’m heading to … Continue reading

18. August 2015 by schristian
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Creating with a Limited Palette

The challenge of a limited color palette, ever tried it? Entire picture books were once printed with a limited palette of one or two spot colors and black. To me, that is amazing! Feeling inspired, I gave it a shot. … Continue reading

28. April 2015 by schristian
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You’re Beautiful Just the Way You Are

Remember in elementary school how fun it was to write backwards? I loved doing that! I loved the challenge of writing backwards then holding up to a mirror to see how well (or not) I had done. Well, this joy … Continue reading

23. March 2015 by schristian
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Great Grandmother Agnes’s Buffet Table

Talk about inspiration that’s right in front of you… this buffet table. It has been in my life for as long as I can remember. When I was young my parents inherited some of my great grandparent’s furniture. My great … Continue reading

08. February 2015 by schristian
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A Collaborative House Portrait

We have lived in a lot of homesβ€”one apartment, one townhouse, and seven housesβ€”whoa! Sometimes we like to sit around and see if we can remember all the addresses of the tops off our heads which is fun because then … Continue reading

17. October 2013 by schristian
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paint the town

The header was begging for a little something extra, so I decided to paint the town. Generally, I don’t use pretty tape to hold my paper down, just some regular masking tape. But I since I’m not the only artist … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by schristian
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Selfie

This is a self portrait, and I have not done one of these in ages! As part of one of my current classes I had to do a two-day practicum in a visual arts classroom. One of the teachers I … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by schristian
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Red Couch

Comfy red couch with an elephant ear. Watercolor. 5in x 7in  

28. January 2013 by schristian
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Watercolor on Canvas

Painting on canvas has some advantages, such as, no framing, when the painting is done, it’s ready to hang! However, acrylic and oil painting are not strong areas for me, so I wanted to find a way to paint with … Continue reading

19. January 2013 by schristian
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Prairie Flowers

These prairie flowers were inspired by my oldest daughter who suggested I paint a Prairie Dog for her. Since the paintings were small I decided to do two so they didn’t look lonely hanging on the wall. These are flowers … Continue reading

08. January 2013 by schristian
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Robot

My youngest daughter went through a phase were she was in love with robots. We have no idea where it came from, or how she even knew anything about robots. But, nonetheless, she had a love for them. She would … Continue reading

03. January 2013 by schristian
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Workspace

  When we moved into a smaller home and had to move my daughter’s desk onto the back porch, the search was on again for a perfect desk or her. We still haven’t found it, but I think something modern … Continue reading

29. December 2012 by schristian
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