I am Canadian. I live in a small lake town community in upstate NY with my husband, two children and my two Labrador retrievers. I love to kayak with my children and build sand castles at the beach with my son.
My Process When I start a project I let my initial ideas percolate. Google image search and Pinterest are my go to for references for my images. Sometimes I use an idea map to push my story telling ideas. I make several small thumbnail sketches. After several thumbnails I decide on my favorite composition. At that point the fun creative part starts; several rough drawings of pencil on printer paper. The sketches begin very rough and I tighten them into the final drawing. After a quick value study I move on. The image is transferred onto watercolor paper using my light board, and then I paint.
Arches watercolor paper
Lowell Cornell brushes; waterccolor Windsor Newton watercolor paints
Pencils; mechanical and Ticonderoga or Staedtler
Light tracer II light box
Any printer paper
Most importantly coffee in my favorite coffee cup