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Best of 2023...

"Bunny on Glow Up" - my last painting of 2023 - available as a print, original, and watercolor tutorials!

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison

I hope you all had a wonderful beginning to the new year. I feel refreshed and invigorated, full of new ideas that I can't wait to share with you all.

If you haven't caught up on my newest free content here are a few links... - Rocket Fuel for Creativity - A 2024 Art Pep Talk

Another great place to follow my updates are on my public Facebook page at and my YouTube community tab at You can also follow me for free on Patreon at

For example, I just made a free post about my newest cat painting at

Above is my newest cat painting, which I painted 4 times - 1 is finished and 3 are still works in progress. Which one is your favorite? The finished one is for a tutorial I painted with beginners in mind. It's painted with very simple wet on dry technique on very beginner friendly Arches cold press paper.

Here are all the paintings I did in 2023...

Any of these paintings are available for purchase as prints and the original may be available, so just ask! These paintings are also featured in tutorials so come paint with me in 2024 at  

Other 2023 highlights include getting juried into some exciting national and international shows

"Sand Castle" got juried into the Transparent Watercolor's Online Exhibition

"Juicy Fruit" got juried into the prestigious Women in Watercolor online show

"Diana's Patio" won a merit award in South Carolina Watermedia's National Exhibition

And "On the Fence" was juried into the South Carolina Watermedia's Online show

My favorite tutorial was of "Sam the Tuxedo" which is available to all $13+ patreon members. Don't miss all the wonderful lessons Sam has to teach you!

When you join for a year you get two months free and one on one email consults for help getting paintings started, critiques, art business advice, etc! You'll gain access to a library of 5 years worth of painting ad free start to finish video tutorials, complete with line drawings, reference photos, and supply lists.

I'm excited to see what 2024 brings.

Happy New Year everyone!

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