My painting adventures began with a 2012 house decorating project that I tackled at my husband's encouragement, a 4'x5' acrylic. Afterward, I experimented with the loosely mixed leftover acrylics as watercolors. Later I began using watercolor pencils and in 2014 I started using Maimeri Blu watercolors from tubes.
I have painted a fairly wide variety of subjects, with a heavy focus for a time on animals. Over the past 18 months my emphasis has changed from a particular subject to a specific technique--poured watercolors, a technique well mastered by artist Linda Baker. This method uses very liquid mixtures of only primary red, yellow, and blue, to produce a rather detailed finished product with a highly natural light/shade effect. Although rather fascinatingly tedious, it is also somewhat addictive! I'm finding my footing a little bit with human portraiture as I continue to practice poured watercolor, and the possibility of custom portraits of both animals and people is very exciting.
Please contact me directly at steph (at) artsserenita (dot) com if you are interested in custom portraiture.