Thomas Schütte

For the last project of my watercolor class, we had to do two paintings “in-the-manner-of” a watercolor artist of our choice. I chose Thomas Schütte, in part because his style is very different from my own. I thought it would force me to go outside my comfort zone.

One of the paintings had to be our own interpretation of his style. I decided to draw a Chinese cabbage based on his loose studies of objects. And yes, in case you’re wondering, it is indeed a cabbage (some people couldn’t figure out what it was). It is tied up in a green ribbon.




Raccoon on Yupo Paper

For one of our watercolor classes, we had to draw on yupo paper, which is a very water-resistant, almost plastic-y “paper” that dries quickly. It was an… interesting experience.

Actually, to be honest, some students really disliked it, but I thought it was fun. It kind of forced me to be more expressive in my painting. Our professor knew that the paper lent itself to looser painting, so she had printed out lots of different animals to choose from, since fur and feathers and things are good to draw loosely. I chose a raccoon, even though it’s not my favorite animal. The picture had good contrast.

And here it is!


I think if I went into a bit more detail, it would be nice. More definition would also help. But it was a fun project!


A Little Update

My semester is over, and I have officially finished my second year of college! It’s a bit scary, actually, as I really like college and don’t want it to end… But it’s also exciting!

I still have a few paintings from my watercolor class that I haven’t uploaded yet, so you’ll see those for a while. I’m also working on another scientific poster, because I think that was my favorite project from that class and there was an object that I really wanted to paint.

On another note, I’m going off to do an internship next month, and I’m not sure if I’ll have time to do art! Hopefully I will, but I’m planning on scheduling a few posts to keep me covered in the meantime.

Look forward to more watercolor posts!


Scientific Poster: Poppies

For our watercolor class (which I’m loving!) we had to draw an object of our choice in the style of an old scientific poster. My mom absolutely loves scientific posters, so I was looking forward to this assignment. We had some nice poppies in our front porch, and I decided to use them for this project. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!


Happy Spring, everyone!


Watercolor Grid Painting

In my watercolor class, for one of our projects, we had to draw a grid (which was a feat in and of itself!) and fill in each square with the corresponding color in a photograph of our choice. I decided to draw my mom and gave the finished piece to her as a birthday gift. Here’s the finished piece!


And a progress photo…



Glass Still Life

I’m taking a watercolor class this semester, which is so fun! I love watercolor. I think it may be my favorite medium.

As of writing this post, I’m working on a still life with a focus on reflective objects. I actually like painting glass. It looks difficult, but once you get the hang of it, it can be quite rewarding. I also like working with details (sometimes).

Here’s, roughly, what I’m painting from:


And here are some progress shots!