Watercolor Dog Portrait

You know those pets that are kindred spirits? The ones where you share the same passions and interests and there’s a special bond between you? This week’s painting is of Autumn, and she’s one of those dogs. Autumn joined Lindsey Jenkin’s life when Lindsey first ventured out on her own and over the years they’ve…

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An MSU Watercolor Portrait

Hello Friends! This week was the birthday week of Lauren Priddy, a girl with brains and beauty. She and her now-husband Matthew, met in their teenage years at Mississippi Governor’s School (basically a place for smart people); then went to Mississippi State University to pursue engineering degrees. She in biomedical engineering and he in mechanical engineering.…

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A Mother’s Day Gift – Watercolor Dog Portrait of Treasure

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! This week’s project is a special Mother’s Day gift my siblings and I have been scheming the past few months. It all started with a phone call. Mom had just finished telling me a story about her dog, Treasure, chasing after a squirrel and how it made her…

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Catching Up with April

Spring has finally settled in Tennessee and the kids have come out to play. My husband bought two rocking chairs so we can sit on the porch and bask in the sunlight. From this vantage point, I’ve become aware of a little blond boy, who must be around ten or eleven, who comes down the…

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At Home in Virginia

This latest watercolor house portrait was commissioned by Margaret Starling in Nashville as a fun gift for her in-laws. They live in Virginia and the pictures she sent over were just beautiful – the colors, the trees, the home. . . Love it all! I turned it in and she said, “It’s perfect! Thank you.…

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Peace – A Watercolor Portrait

This sweet couple was photographed by their son, Rod Spann (original photo on the left). It was one of those rare moments where you stumble upon a scene so pure it moves your spirit. Her resting her head on his shoulder and him nestled in the cushions cradling her gently. It’s the look of a…

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Watercolor Portraits and Landscaping

This past week was about landscaping. Stephen Strickhausen (check out his 1410 Realty Group here) sent me this photo of a new home and let me play around with the landscaping a bit. Designing a landscape on paper is much easier than in reality. Notice the red flowers coordinating with the red door? Oh yeah,…

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The Kerr’s Watercolor House Portrait

Details. Details are always the best parts of a painting. They add character. This particular watercolor house portrait is only 8″ x 10″ but it has a LOT of details. Love a challenge! 🙂 This Nashville house portrait is for Chip Kerr, a real estate broker in Brentwood, TN. If you have a home you would…

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Bonnie! A Watercolor Dog Portrait

This watercolor dog portrait was commissioned by Patsy Brumfield for her daughter’s wedding. They call this her “chicken leg” pose because occasionally she’ll plop down on the ground with her legs going out in all directions – like chicken legs. Attached, in the upper right corner is the reference photo so you can see Bonnie demonstrating this (originally…

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The Morgans’ Watercolor House Portrait

Another watercolor house portrait for Stephen Strickhausen in Nashville. He’s such a wonderful realtor. If you’re buying or selling a home in Tennessee, call him. He’ll take care of you. He helped my husband and me buy our first home and I can’t recommend him highly enough. Below are a few close ups of this painting…

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