Painting Arizona: Camelback Mountain Timelapse Painting

Sometimes the canvas holds the painting, and you have to uncover it. 

That was the case with this piece. I had held onto this 4 foot piece of reclaimed wood for a while, forgot about it, and when I pulled it back out again I knew it was just waiting to be a mountain landscape. 

Of course Camelback Mountain is one of my favorite subjects. I can see the tip from my driveway, and get a gorgeous look at it every time I ride my bike in my neighborhood or go for a drive. It has such a special presence in the valley, and I have learned how grounded being surrounded by the mountains makes me feel. 

I am excited to share the painting process of this piece with you today! Click below to watch my video:

Does any part of your landscape make you feel like home? 

Thank you for letting me share this piece with you today! It is now available in my shop, and I can't wait for a collector to be the new owner of this special piece. 

Painting the Desert: "Rosemary" Timelapse Video

All of my paintings are like my babies, but this one is the new favorite of the fam. This piece has sold, and I will really miss it! Thankfully the magic of video will let me hang onto the process of this piece, and help e remember how I felt while painting it. 

Something about this piece felt so right for me. I wanted to achieve a creaminess, layered with thick pencil, that captured the magic of the desert. More and more I realize that although I paint in unrealistic colors, the desert really embodies all of these colors. I just love enhancing them. 

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I painted this piece over the course of 2 days. Click below to watch my process:

Thank you for watching! Sending all the positive + creative vibes your way today@

WATERCOLOR: TECHNICOLOR BOTANICAL #1

Today I thought I'd share a watercolor I painted recently, which combines two of my favorite things, cacti + rainbows. It's no secret that succulents are trending right now, but something about cacti reminds me of my home state of Arizona, so it brings me a little extra joy. 

Well, this first painting has begun a bit of a fixation on rainbow succulents, with I"m now fondly calling "Technicolor Botanical." I messed around a bit in my studio today to create a couple more rainbow cactis, and loved the process!

I'm planning to develop this series until I create a collection of paintings that I really love and am proud of. I will be sure to share them with you in the future! 

What have you been creating lately?