Succulent wedding

My newest project! This painting is for a desert wedding -- the bouquet, centerpieces, and favors will all be made of succulents.  It will be a beautiful wedding!

 Watercolor on washi paper


Peacock Plume!

This week's project is a peacock feather. I'm so excited to see how this one turns out!

Watercolor and guache on washi paper


Tulips, revisited

After a few weeks of frustrating but intriguing attempts at capturing the tissue-thin delicacy of the tulip, the form seeming to collapse under the weight of detailed brushstrokes, I decided to try fields of color instead. Thank you to The Farmer's Only Daughter for the inspirational photo! Hooray!  I am so pleased with the simplicity of this little painting.



My first tulip study for a new project. A little muddy, but there are parts I really love! I ordered some books on botanical painting and I am trying again this weekend!


Amanda and Daniel

Amanda and Daniel had already printed their invitations, but wanted some details to enhance their elegant winter wedding day.  Their colors were navy and green, with red accents.  Amanda suggested a pine cone, so I used that as a starting point. 

I worked on the wedding day program first.  I coordinated with Chris Skillern (Reinvention Designs), who designed Amanda and Daniel's invitation, to ensure a consistent font palette.

Next I worked on the table numbers and beverage labels:

So much fun! 

Thanks for this great project and happy wedding day, Amanda and Daniel!