About the Process
Unique Little Story Paintings for Unique Little Kids
I have always loved working with wonderful, wacky, whimsical words.
Whenever I receive a commission for a story painting, I start with my dad’s old dictionary, writing down any word that “pops.” Eventually a story forms– with characters and setting—all beginning with the first letter of the child’s name.
Next I create a very detailed pencil drawing that includes the story text and submit the drawing to the client. Once the client approves, I transfer the drawing to watercolor paper. I use black ink for the text and Winsor and Newton and Daniel Smith watercolors for brilliance and saturation.
I’ve created 146 of these story paintings and enjoyed every one.