Monday, March 27, 2017

Photos of the Week

Yes, I have some photos for you!! I haven't had much energy left over to get out with my camera in quite a while.  I've missed it.

I caught our white blossoms just coming out on a sunny warm day.  Few things make me happier than watching plants come to life in the spring.  It's nothing short of a miracle that you can so easily miss, if you aren't paying attention.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Leave White Space in Watercolor Painting

creating white space in watercolors

Hi friends and Happy Spring!

I've been busy with family and house plans so I haven't been getting much up on the blog lately, but I do have a new watercolor post up on the Craftsy Art Blog that I wanted to share with you.

Learning to leave white space in watercolor painting is one of the most basic and most challenging steps to creating a great watercolor piece.  In this post, I share seven ways to help you get that white space in your painting so that it can live and breathe!  White space gives life to watercolor painting. Without it, paintings look flat and dull.

So check out 7 Simple Strategies for Creating Watercolor White Space!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Watercolor Floral Pineapples

watercolor floral pineapple painting by Elise Engh

Almost everything I paint these days is tropical.  I love the vibrant colors and interesting shapes of tropical plants and fruits.  I guess I just have spring fever really bad!

So I painted three tropical floral pineapples in watercolors! I did three versions, with my first version (shown above) being my favorite.  Even though I love this design, I don't love painting the same thing over and over again.  So these will probably be the only versions I do.  Enjoy! 

watercolor floral pineapple paintings by Elise Engh

watercolor floral pineapple painting by Elise Engh

watercolor floral pineapple painting by Elise Engh

I have two of these paintings left in my Etsy Shop.  The first one went super fast, so check them out before they're gone!


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