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

 

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

These turtles were named for their large head size, used to crush shell-fish such as conchs. The most common sea turtle in the US was at one time a threatened species. Today they are protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. 

I did a little work on this guy today. He will be available at Marnee’s Studio soon! Go to http://www.marneestudio.com for more information. 

Tufted Titmouse

This painting is for sale at Marnee’s Studio in midtown Mobile, Al. If you are interested in the work, you can contact the studio owner at info@marneestudio.com or visit www.marneestudio.com All works can be shipped for an additional fee. 

Tufted Titmouse 11″ x 14″ (total dimensions with frame) watercolor on paper

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