Time for something new

 Hey friends! 

This space was a home for my creative projects for 10 years and it was such a fun journey sharing my projects and photos with you all, but it is time for this chapter of blogging to end.  I haven't posted anything new here for about a year and have spent more time and energy on my art business and etsy shop. I will not be posting any new content to this blog, but will keep it up for the time being so that my tutorials can still be enjoyed and (hopefully) used for good in the world! So enjoy what is here and have fun creating!


Elise Engh

Photos of the Week

Last week my little family took a spur-of-the-moment trip to southern California! I about died from all the green there! 

Every time I visit this part of the country I wonder why I live in the desert instead of on the coast, then we hit traffic and I remember why. It's awesome to visit, but we're happier in a smaller town for normal life.

yucca plant

corona del mar, california beach
This trip had it's fun parts and it's sad parts.  We went to visit my husband's grandmother who will not be with us much longer.  We were so grateful for the chance to see her one more time and to make some more fun memories.  She is the closest thing to a grandmother I have left on this earth so I will be so sad to see her go.  She is a giving and sweet person.

Irises Canvas Print

I have always been drawn to the expressive work of Vincent Van Gogh. The way he created movement and evoked feeling with his brush and paints has always amazed me.  He is one of my favorite artists of all time and now I have a canvas print of his "Irises" painting in my home! 

Irises Print

This canvas print is from Photowall and it's a perfect fit for my master bedroom. It allows me to have some floral artwork in my room without making it look too girly, which the husband appreciates!

This Irises canvas came rolled and required some assembly- not my strong point, but it was simple enough to put together. I love that the canvas and brackets are thick and durable. The stretcher bars come with sticky glue on them so you just stick the canvas right to the bars! No staple gun necessary!

If you are interested in a canvas from Photowall, you can get 25% off their prints and wallpapers! Just use the code: eliseenghstudios25 .  Offer expires December 25th!

Irises print

New Pink Cactus Paintings

 I have new cactus paintings in up in my shop today! You can check them out here: Pink Cactus Paintings

Pink Watercolor Cactus Painting by Elise Engh
I grew up in Arizona - not the part with saguaro cactus- the high desert part. We had prickly pear cactus and yucca there and I never saw bright pink cactus either, but it's been fun to pretend that cactus could be this color! I have loved painting this small series of colorful cactus art! I'm inspired by warm colors right now - maybe it's because it's getting cold here in Utah :)

12x16 original watercolor cactus painting

Original Watercolor Cactus in pink

Original Watercolor Cactus Art