I chose to get into watercolor because my niece is 2 years old, and I didn't think that I could make her anything that was completely age-inappropriate, or that she would grow out of in a month. I thought a nice art piece would do well in her room. Below is the piece I did for niece #2 which fits nicely in her Tiffany-blue room. And did I mention that I love elephants?
After thoroughly investing in the necessary watercolor materials (good brushes, quality paper, etc) I come to find that watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums. Really? God could have sent me a memo first. I've had a great time and am getting much much better since I've started this endeavor.
I made a bright pink bird for my other niece whose room is hot pink and lime green. She also was selected for the regional choir concert and loves to sing. Perfect verse!
I did a pet portrait for my mother-in-law's Wirehair Schnauzer, which she absolutely loved. It was a lot of work to get the coloring for the dog correct without her knowing that we were sneaking to get a photo! Pets were really fun to do but also quite difficult.
This painting is one of my sister, but made for my grandmother. It looks just like her and I was really proud of the final product.
One of my besties in College Station-land got married this year, and I did a wedding portrait. She was so tickled! This draft looks lovely, if I do say so myself, but I will admit that the first few drafts got me all discombobulated. Lots of cursing because I am a perfectionist!
Another dear friend in the area graduated from undergrad in December, but the cap and gown is flattering on no one. She is an avid reader and I wanted to capture her in her element. She loved it!
Multiple family members suggested I do portraits of people's pets. I'd be happy to do a painting of any variety if you want to send me a photo and specifications, such as how big you'd like it. I could do people or pets, or your favorite teacup. I absolutely love doing it and am having a ball trying to come up with stuff to paint.