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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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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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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