Tag Archives: watercolor

Sandpiper on Beach

Yesterday while sitting out on the beach I painted this cute little sandpiper!


Green Day 2

Sold today!


Aquaviva – Day 19


Double Feather – Day 13

IMG_5092.JPGGreeting card,blank inside. Sold in my Etsy shop – Loethen Design.

Tea- Day 10

The process: I started with a old stech book from college. I used gesso and giltter to cover the pages.tea-gesso

I then stained the pages with coffee grains, coffee, spray inks, tea, and tea tags.tea-stained

Next I used colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic paint.tea-book

Here is the final result of one of the pages. Her name is Tea.tea

Fishie, Fishie- Day 5



I belong to a colored pencil FB group and I did this for the FeBruary challenge. It is a mixed media piece. The fish is colored pencil and the background is watercolor.

Colored pencil is a new medium for me and I have a lot to learn with it. I know the only way I can get better to practice, practice, practice.

I hope you like my little fishie!! ūüôā

Title: fishie,fishie
Strathmore Colored Pencil, Series 400, 6 X 8
Prismacolor Prmier,Faber Castell Polychromos
credit: unsplash.com
Carol Loethen/Loethen design

Blue Feather – Day 1

Watercolor blue feather.


Are You Happy?

  • one of the best ways to make¬†yourself¬†happy is to make¬†other people¬†happy.

one of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

from the book, “The Happiness Project “.

jan carnation

Change is a coming!

Change can be good or bad, it all depends on how you adapt to it. I decided to give some of my art a new look, change, or different view. What do you think? see more here!

colored hair







pink lips2signed




Taking it up a Notch!

I thought I loved my illustration but when I saw the work of Loui Jover I knew I had to take this fashion illustration UP A NOTCH!

Here is the before and after. I’d like your thoughts!




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