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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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Viator House Portrait

Family. The joy of the holiday season always comes down to family. The Viator family is a wonderful example of this. Their house is lined with photos of loved ones and their rooms are filled with trinkets and knickknacks – each with its own memory. Everywhere you stand you feel like you’re part of something…

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A Fox Anniversary

Happy anniversary to Stephen and Carrie Fox!!! You two are so dear to me and you inspire me all the time. Congratulations on reaching the ten-year mark! Your marriage is one of the most precious things in life and I’m so glad you’re together! Thank you especially to Stephen, for letting me play a small…

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Sunsets in Franklin

Hope you had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween! The kids in our neighborhood dressed up as ninja turtles, princesses and superheroes and were so cute they persuaded the trees to dress up. They finally donned their ‘special occasion’ fall cloaks and are absolutely breathtaking! I LOVE Tennessee in the fall!!! This week’s house portrait had a beautiful sunset in Franklin,…

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NEW PAINTING CLASS!

Over the past few weeks I had the opportunity to teach a few students some basic art lessons and it was so much fun I’m BESIDE myself to do it again! (For real, to all my students out there, you guys totally rocked!!!) Here’s the new plan…. Starting in November, I’m offering a painting class…

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An Art Crawl and a Proposal

It’s SATURDAY and the FALL FEST @ THE HERMITAGE is finally HERE! Come to the Hermitage for art, live music and tons of food! PLUS, there’s a chance you could help break a Guinness World Record. (Awesome, right?!) Here’s the deal…. Germany set the world’s record for the “Largest Cardboard Mosaic” back in 2010. And now, obviously, we have…

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House Portrait: Step-by-Step

Welcome Everyone! Please take your seats and get comfortable because this week’s blog is a TUTORIAL brought to you by special request. Just follow along and in five easy steps you can paint too. 🙂 Step One: REFERENCE PHOTO First, choose a main photo to be used as your reference photo for the rest of the painting.…

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