Today we're going to paint watercolor sunflowers! I love painting flowers and as a native Kansan, sunflowers are among my favorite. This sunflower stationery set is one of my best sellers too! In this post you'll see a step-by-step guide to painting sunflowers as well as a time-lapse video showing the whole process.
Last week my financial planner, Julie Ford of Ford Financial Solutions, broke down some of the financial elements related to starting your own Etsy shop. This week, I'll build on Julie's advice and walk you through what it cost to start Paper by JLee.
Today we have a special guest post from my financial planner, Julie Ford, the founder of Ford Financial Solutions, LLC. Julie will take us step-by-step through some of the financial issues related to starting your own Etsy shop. Next week, I'll build on Julie's advice and walk you through exactly what it cost to start Paper by JLee.
Sometimes I get custom watercolor requests (which I love) and recently an old friend asked me to create a custom painting based on a John Donne poem, "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning." After reading the poem I was inspired to paint a night sky and the goal was a dark and beautiful sky (think evening a storm is rolling in) overlaid with the image you get when you take a long shutter-speed photo of the stars. I've published a post dedicated to the creative process behind the painting but, for now, I'll just share a few tips about how to paint the sky I created for this painting.
Lately, I've been painting a lot of roses for a client's upcoming wedding. After some watercolor trial-and-error I landed on a pretty easy way to paint these tricky flowers and I thought I would share them with you.