Monday, June 25, 2018

A Look at my Sketchbook

 I've been playing with my sharpies in my sketchbook! I have lots of colors to play with and I've been surprised at the color combinations I have come up with.  I've come to the conclusion that gold goes with anything- do you agree?

sharpie color sketches

Photos of the Week

Life has sped up since school got out. Isn't it supposed to do the opposite in the summertime?  But as busy as it's been, I have taken the time to stop and smell the roses........... and the poppies.  Flowers are one of the best things about summer!

Orange Wild Poppy

Monday, May 21, 2018

How to Paint Lemons in Watercolor

I have a thing for lemons right now.  I love their shapes, their colors, their leaves........ and when you add their blossoms, they make the best watercolor paintings!

Watercolor Lemons, Leaves, and Blossoms by Elise Engh

Friday, May 18, 2018

Painting by the Lake

 Yesterday I painted by the lake! It was sunny,72 degrees, and gorgeous- perfect for some plein air painting!

Utah Lake Watercolor Paintings by Elise Engh

Monday, May 7, 2018

Watercolor Beach Cars Collection

Remember last year, when I painted those cute cars for Anthropologie?!!  Well, the original paintings are now available in my shop!

Original Watercolor Car Illustrations by Elise Engh

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

More Watercolor Llamas!

Ready for more llama paintings?  You're in luck! I have some new watercolor llamas in the shop!

Tan Watercolor Llama Painting by Elise Engh
Peruvian Llama 8x10

Friday, April 13, 2018

All the Pretty Little Horses

Watercolor Horse Painting

Happy weekend everyone! I just posted two original watercolor horse paintings in my shop and wanted to share a few photos of them with you :)

Monday, April 9, 2018

New Pastel Spring Florals

Original Pastel Spring Flowers Painting by Elise Engh

Last week I painted a couple of new spring floral watercolor paintings!  The pastel blues, peaches, and greens came together so nicely-  I need to paint more flowers with this color palette. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Blog Name!

As you may have noticed, my blog name changed!  Spring is a good time to start new things, even though it requires some upheaval.

I am "rebranding" as they say.  So my blog, my Etsy Shop, and my social media accounts all include my name!  Fun stuff! Hopefully it's easier to find me on the web now that names are more consistent.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Painted Floral Wooden Bowls

It's still rainy and cold where I live, but I'm in full Spring mode!  And Spring mode for me means lots and lots of flowers.
Painted Floral Wooden Bowls: Grow Creative Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Floral Sale

Don't miss my Spring Floral Sale running March 16-30! I have 38 watercolor flower paintings on sale- just in time to get your home spruced up for Spring! 

No code necessary.  Just visit Elise Engh Watercolors and enjoy 25% off all floral painting orders at checkout!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Llama Llama Llama

Do you like llamas?  I've gotten into painting them lately and I love it!  I painted three watercolor llamas for my shop and even made some patterns with photoshop just for fun!

llama painting by Elise Engh
Peruvian Llama 8x10

llama nursery pattern by Elise Engh

llama painting by Elise Engh
Little Llama 5x7

Friday, January 12, 2018

Studio Scenes

Hi there! How did half of January pass me by already?

I've been in the thick of painting, scanning, and editing my watercolor paintings in photoshop.  There is so much to learn about digitizing artwork and I've come a long way.  I have so many projects in the works and deadlines fast approaching, but I wanted to post a few small scenes from my many projects. 

This is me, just painting for myself.  I don't do that enough! I got on a kick with brightly colored watercolor cactus and it evolved into something abstract and fun.  I'll be posting more about my abstract cactus paintings later on.

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