Monday, September 18, 2017

Photos of the Week

This week is all about the yellows! The sunflowers and rabbit-brush exploded around here so I took a little walk with my trusty camera.  I've missed doing that.  I forgot how much joy I get from noticing the beauty around me and photographing it.  It's such a gift.

Yellow Sunflower Blue Sky

Friday, September 15, 2017

Custom Watercolor House Portraits

Announcing something new at Grow Creative Shop.............Custom Watercolor House Portraits!

Custom Watercolor House Painting Illustration by Elise Engh

A friend asked me to paint this house as a gift for a family member.  I drew the outlines of the house in pencil, filled it in with watercolors (as well as painted in the trees and surrounding scenery) then outlined the house in ink.  I like it so much that I have decided to offer custom home portraits in my shop! 

I currently have 10 spaces available, so get a jump on your holiday shopping and order a custom house portrait to give as a gift this coming Christmas!

Custom Watercolor House Painting Illustration by Elise Engh
Custom House Portrait by Elise Engh

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Two Ways to Paint Watercolor Cactus

You may have noticed lots of cactus paintings popping up on this blog and on my instagram feed in recent weeks. It's because cactus plants are sooo fun to paint and there are so many ways to paint them!

Learn how to paint watercolor cactus: Grow Creative Blog

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Six Mini Watercolor Cactus Illustrations

Mini Watercolor and Ink Cactus Illustrations by Elise Engh

Sometimes painting small and fast is refreshing, especially after laboring over a detailed painting for hours and days.  It's then that I want to create something beautiful and paint it fast!


Monday, September 11, 2017

Photos of the Week

It's not every day you come across a scene from a fairy tale................................

fairy tale castle

so when you do, photograph the heck out of it and let yourself get lost in your imagination!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Free Shipping at Grow Creative Shop

Free shipping on original watercolor paintings, giclee prints, and custom watercolor paintings for the month of September 2017! Grow Creative Shop on Etsy
Hey Blog Readers!

I'm letting you in on a little free shipping deal I've got going on for the rest of the month of September.  Use the code FALLFREE17 to get free shipping on all domestic orders!  Yay!

Or just click on the link to automatically apply the coupon:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrowCreativeShop?coupon=FALLFREE17

I've got lots of new mini paintings like these cactus new in the shop! They are just begging for a good home :)

Mini Watercolor Cactus Illustrations by Elise Engh


Friday, September 8, 2017

Watercolor Peach Flowers

Happy September! 
I really wanted to go peach picking this year, but since I'm not able to, these peach flowers will have to do.  

Soft Watercolor Peach Flowers by Elise Engh
Soft Watercolor Peach Flowers by Elise Engh