Category: Art Journal

Artist’s journal, ideas from a professional artist, painting tips, art lessons

More Dog Noses Coming!

  More dog noses coming to my Etsy Shop ColorfulEasel.Etsy.com, but for now there are two available below. There is much more art available as well! Hope you enjoy!

Hound Dog Nose

  Boopable hound dog nose. Let this adorable hound nuzzle its way into your home today! This is an original watercolor painting created on September 27, 2018. Title: Hound Nose Artist: A. Petty Medium: Watercolor on paper Size: 8 inches…

Revamped Everything Art

  Since my last post in August, Colorful Easel has been down for upgrades and maintenance. During that time, I had more time to solidify goals for my art and this website, got to actually paint (really!), and create a…

Quick Blending Tip for Acrylics

First spray the palette with some water, then lay down at least a nickel sized amount of paint, then mist the paint. When blending with acrylics get the colors you want, mix them out on the palette. Put one thick…

Life Eternal

This is my favorite painting. The colors are vibrant, and I put my favorite milk snake as the ouroboros, which is my haha, that pays homage to the Milky Way galaxy. An ouroboros has many meanings, in this particular painting,…

Seed Of Life – Watercolor Painting

  This is a new painting hot off of the easel! Seed of Life is a Sacred Geometry symbol created with a compass, professional watercolors, and a love for color. This is a lovely whimsical landscape is in the background…

The Importance of Sketchbooks

This is one of the most important of all artist’s tools. Whether you doodle in it just a little bit per day or draw elaborate pictures, you will see a difference in your paintings. Even if you do not have…