Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sea-Inspired Watercolor Flower Paintings

Original Sea-Inspired Watercolor Flower Paintings by Elise Engh

I am forever painting flowers and experimenting with new ways to paint them.  My latest paintings seem to have something of sea life in them. It's a combination of flowers and something like a sea anemone.  I love it and I will be painting lots more of these!

For now, these two are up for sale in my Shop.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Watercolor Seascape Sketching

I had a little time to paint at the beach last week!The two things that relieve my stress the best are the ocean and painting, so combining those two is incredibly relaxing.  

watercolor beach landscape sketches

Monday, August 7, 2017

Photos of the Week

I can't begin to post a fraction of the photos I took at the central California coast over the last week. We were completely enthralled by the beauty of Big Sur, Monterey Bay, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Most of the time I felt like I was in fairy tale land. The misty coast and turquoise blue waters are a site to behold. 

17 mile drive in Monterey California

Monday, July 24, 2017

Watercolor Coral Poppy Painting

I'm posting this way way late, but if you've been following along in Instagram, you'd have seen this little beauty a few months ago :)

Coral Oriental Poppy Bloom and Watercolor Painting

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kid's Sharpie Canvas Art Project

creative sharpie art project

I've made a goal this summer to spend some quality art time with my son.  He's eight and growing up fast! And even though art is not his favorite thing to do, I've found that if I can frame an art project as an "experiment" (which it really is), he is much more willing to try it.  

This sharpie canvas art project is my favorite one we've tried! And I love being able to connect with my son this way.  We made it more about the process than about the final product.  We just wanted to see what happened when we drew crazy patterns with different types of markers and sprayed them with rubbing alcohol.  We discovered a few fun things along the way!  

So keep reading below to see how we made this fun collaborative piece of art!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Photos of the Week

golden thistles

I finally got myself down to the lake this summer. No swimming though- the algae bloom is back at Utah Lake- ugggh! 

It's such a shame that this beautiful place gets used as a dumping ground in Utah. It could be such a wonderful resource! At least I get to enjoy the plants and birds that live near the shore and I get to see the lake with the mountains rising above it from my own front porch.  

Monday, July 10, 2017

Photos of the Week

Have you ever seen green and pink leaves?  I was lucky enough to see my first in Logan Utah!  I may have taken a few too many photos of them, but hey, it's not every day you see leaves this beautiful.

pink and green leaves in logan utah: grow creative blog