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MOST RECENT

One of my favorite gifts this year is this original watercolor by my ever talented sis. I admire her work not only because of how dreamy the pieces are, but also because of the passion and the heart behind each one of her creations. What a blessing it is to be created the the ultimate creator's image, so that we too could create, share and appreciate art!
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For those interested, my sister has a 20% off code for her entire online collection (for today only) and 50% of the proceeds will be going toward hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Check out her page for more info! @yourstrulycalligraphy

Good morning, friends!
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Currently fueling up on caffeine and plotting out my game plan for the week πŸ’ͺ What are some big to do's on your list? Mine is to get my online shop prepped and ready to launch my first collection of original art πŸ˜±πŸ™ˆ
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Enjoyed a brief moment of peace and calm, and cooler temperatures, before the sun blasted through the morning clouds.
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If you've been following my stories, I posted some BTS photos of this study of leaf shapes I started a few days ago. Watercolor is a beautifully fluid medium and can be manipulated in infinite ways. I am slowly learning how to use watercolor to paint more realistic and anatomically accurate botanicals. I hope to be brave enough to share my experiments with you all along the way!
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@arches.art Hot Press 140lb Paper | @winsorandnewton Professional Watercolours | Isabey 6234 Petite Gris size 3/0
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Playing around with my new striper brush. I'm having a hard time controlling this brush but I'm sort of crushing on the wildness of the strokes. This brush has a sharp tip and can create really thin hairlines as well as thick strokes. A little tricky to control at first but I can see it becoming a regular in my painting sessions. Swipe left to see my process video and a close up of the brush!
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140lb CP | @winsorandnewton Professional Watercolours | Silver Black Velvet Round size 8, Striper size 1/4"
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Haven't had a chance to put these frames up on my walls yet. Partly because I have commitment issues with hanging anything on my walls. But also because I still haven't decided what to put in them πŸ˜† #thestruggleisreal Until then, I'll be using them as props for my original artwork collection I will releasing for sale later this month! Tap to see where I got these beautiful frames πŸ–Ό
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I recently updated a sign I made for my friends 2.5 years ago. Swipe left for the original version πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ My calligraphy and watercolor has come a long way in the past 2.5 years β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‹
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140 lb Cold Press | @winsorandnewton Professional Watercolours | Silver Black Velvet Round brush size 8, @princetonbrush Select Round brush size 0
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Took advantage of rare downtime this weekend to get some painting done!
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I had a great time teaching modern calligraphy for a private class yesterday (swipe left). I will be teaching modern calligraphy only for private groups for the foreseeable future. Email me at yourstrulyworkshops@gmail.com for more info!
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Bought some new frames! Currently obsessed with oversized mat boards for small, delicate paintings. I'll share more once I get them up on my walls!
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Took a break from work to paint some summer fruits and got completely sidetracked painting juicy peaches πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Arches 140 lb Cold Press | @winsorandnewton and Sennelier Watercolors | Silver Black Velvet Size 8 Round Brush
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Paint. Scan. Repeat.
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I've been in the zone this week, painting and amassing a large stack of these paintings. Each one is different but when placed together, seems to be a small part of a much larger whole.
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Excited to bring these original paintings (and prints) to my shop soon. Still trying to come up with a name for this collection. Any suggestions? πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘
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Oh, and stay tuned for a giveaway πŸ˜‰
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A watercolor study of a rose. Working on some botanicals for a fun collab but can't seem to decide between loose vs realistic πŸ€”πŸ€”
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140 lb Cold Press Paper | @winsorandnewton Professional Watercolours | Silver Black Velvet Round Size 8
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Botanical experiments inspired by vintage illustrations I've been studying recently. Might be seeing a lot more of these in the near future!
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@arches.art 140 lb Hot Pressed Paper | @winsorandnewton professional watercolours | @sakuraofamerica Micron 005 | @princetonbrush Heritage Round Size 10
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Photoshoot of watercolor botanicals among real life botanicals. Prepping some promo materials for my next workshop at the beautiful @isariflowerstudio on July 19th. Registration opening soon!
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Mini originals from last week. I can paint these all day! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’“
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Peonies, ✌️ways. I tested out my new quill brush today. This fluffy brush holds A LOT of water, perfect for painting a fluffy peony. I'm still learning to control the volume of water this little brush holds so for now, I'm switching out to a smaller round brush for the delicate details.
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Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140 lb CP | @winsorandnewton Professional Watercolours | Da Vinci Petit Gris Pur Size 2 and @princetonbrush Heritage Round Size 10
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And here it is! This painting measures 24 in by 36 in and took me 6+ hours to complete 😱😢
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P.S. When you listen to your talented friend and go the extra mile (literally, driving) to find the best backdrop for your gigantic painting, magic ensues. Thanks, @gasparaflora!
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24 in x 36 in
Fabriano Artistico Extra White Cold Press 300 lb |
@winsorandnewton Professional Watercolours |
@princetonbrush Heritage Size 16 Round Brush
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*SOLD OUT -- thank you!!* My first, limited edition print is a giclΓ©e reproduction of an original watercolor artwork inspired by the blue ridge mountains. One of my favorite paintings from 2016.
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$25 plus shipping
5 in x 7 in
Numbered and signed.
Frame not included.
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Only five of these will be released for sale!! If interested, please email me at hello@yourstrulycalligraphy.com and I will send you an invoice. Shipping is $6 for US and $30 for international (😭).
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My original plan was to have 25 available, but I was really disappointed with the printer's handling of these prints. 20 of them had small scratches on the surface of the paper! I believe in quality over quantity so I am only selling the five undamaged ones. And now, in search of a reputable giclΓ©e printer for my next limited edition print πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Testing 1, 2, 3 ... Having fun while finalizing the instructional booklet for my Watercolor Botanicals workshop on June 10th. I have some new tips and techniques I've been experimenting with and can't wait to share!
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See link in profile to register!
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Can you believe it's already June! 😱 June's tropical themed desktop calendar and mobile wallpaper are headed to your inbox tomorrow! If you haven't already, subscribe to my monthly newsletter here: www.yourstrulycalligraphy.com/subscribe
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Edited: I'm still clearly jet lagged because I forgot to change the calendar dates from May. The actual downloads have been fixed!! πŸ™ˆπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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