Process

I thought I would share a little bit about my process today. When painting forest scenes, branches, pine needles etc., I like to use a #1 round brush and a liner brush. The round brush is great for creating varying sizes in the branches and I really like to use the liner brush for the spindly pine needles. They also work great when painting fur or whiskers. Learn more during my upcoming watercolor and/or drawing class at Marnee’s Studio this winter! www.marneestudio.com

Art Classes

Registration for Winter classes is now open at Marnee’s Studio, a new art gallery in midtown Mobile, AL.  I will be teaching two classes, Capturing the Natural World (a watercolor class) and Drawing the Delta, beginning on January 22.

We made a promotional video so I could introduce myself. 😉 You can register by clicking on the link below. I hope that you can come draw and/or paint with me this winter/spring! Its warm in the studio and we have been known to serve coffee and even (spoiler alert) hot chocolate!

https://marneestudio.com/collections/classes

 

Pet Portraits

I just love the way that this pet portrait commission turned out. It is an illustration of this beautiful pup and his favorite place to roam among wildflowers.

CochranCommission
Wildflowers 5″ x 7″ watercolor on paper (11.5″ x 13.5″ total dimensions framed)

The Blue Butterfly

This illustration was inspired by a South American folk tale called “The Wings of the Butterfly” in which a girl gets lost in a forest and meets some interesting creatures along the way.

“Dear Chimidyue,” said the butterfly gently, “that is the way of the forest. Among your own people, things change slowly and are mostly what they seem. But your human world is a tiny one. All around it lies a much larger world, and you can’t expect it to behave the same.”

Girl&Butterfly