Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Starry Sky and Painted Leaves

This is what's on my desk this week.......

Watercolor Night Sky and Leaf designs: Grow Creative Blog
Watercolor Night Sky Landscape: Grow Creative Blog

My starry night sky landscape is a practice piece for a Craftsy tutorial I'm working on. I'm using salt and rubbing alcohol on top of the watercolor paint to create texture. Fun stuff!

And the watercolor leaf painting was a spur of the moment idea.  I was feeling the purples and oranges here and I love how the colors all worked out.  I framed it in one of my freshly painted blue frames and hung it up in the guest room :)

What are you working on this week?


Leaf Design in Purple and Orange Hues: Grow Creative Blog
Leaf Design in Purple and Orange Hues: Grow Creative Blog

Monday, September 26, 2016

Photos of the Week

Fall has the best color of the year.  It takes the cake! This is the view from the school that I get to marvel at when I drop my son off for the day.

Please note that no editing was used on these photos.  These are the real deal.... the real colors with real intensity. 

Sagebrush, mountains, and lake in yellow and blue: Grow Creative Blog

Fall Sunflower: Grow Creative Blog

Blossoming Yellow Sage Brush

And these beauties are my purple asters growing in my front yard.  I don't know why I didn't try planting these earlier!

Purple Aster Flowers: Grow Creative Blog
Purple Aster Flowers: Grow Creative Blog

It's on bad-headache-days like today that I really appreciate the beauty of my little world.  I don't have to go far to enjoy it. Even if I have to spend most of my day in bed, I can get up once in a while, walk to the front porch, and smile.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Forest Landscape

Watercolor Forest Landscape Painting by Elise Engh
Watercolor Forest Landscape Painting by Elise Engh
Watercolor Forest Landscape Painting by Elise Engh

The leaves have changed in the mountains here and it's gotten me in the mood to paint some fall forest scenes!

I've got a lot to improve in the landscape department, but this, I feel, is a good start. My painting doesn't look much like the photo I painted from either.  I have a more loose style.  I guess I've never been into photo-realism.  I figure, you can use a camera for that.   For painting, I like to use looser, more intuitive strokes with feeling!


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