Tag Archives: watercolors

The Holiday Bear is here!

I just listed my little holiday polar bear with his warm cup of cocoa and red scarf, all bundled up against the snow. This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD and only $2! Just think of the adorable holiday cards, gift tags, ornaments, mugs, t-shirts/sweatshirts or totes (and I’m sure even more things I haven’t thought of) you could make with this.

Christmas Bear. © 2013 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.

Christmas Bear. © 2013 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.

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I think I’m ready to open the gates

On Etsy, that is. I’m going to take the plunge and start offering instant digital download art for printing at home. I’m still not convinced that Etsy is where I really should be, but if I can generate some money to help tide over between original artwork sales, it would be welcome.

I’ve already started with a few of my digitally altered photos and will work on getting some of my watercolor and mixed media sketches online.

These Boots - ©2013 Aprille Lipton - digitally altered photo

These Boots – ©2013 Aprille Lipton – digitally altered photo

Number 33 - ©2013 Aprille Lipton - digitally altered photo

Number 33 – ©2013 Aprille Lipton – digitally altered photo

Hawk's Hill - ©2013 Aprille Lipton - digitally altered photo

Hawk’s Hill – ©2013 Aprille Lipton – digitally altered photo

I also have an idea for a series of child-themed initial art that would translate well to instant download.

What are your thoughts? Have any of you tried selling instant download works? If so, what has your experience been like?

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O. M. G. the H-word?

OK, I’m going to go “there” — the holidays. Yes, I said the h-word before Halloween. But I have good reason. It’s personal… as in personal gifts.

If you know an artist and want to give something really special (and special does not necessarily = expensive) this season, whether it be for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, new baby gift, the big Holiday or other occasion, check in with them. They can probably come up with something custom within your budget if you give them a little notice.

And how awesome would it be to give a uniquely crafted art gift to someone you love?

First Whale of Spring - crappy phone pic. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor with acrylic painting on paper.

First Whale of Spring – crappy phone pic. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor with acrylic painting on paper.

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By the Light of the Moon… Wolf painting

Inspired by the last supermoon of the summer and my recent trip to the Southwest U.S., I’ve painted a very large (for me) 15″x20″ watercolor wolf. I love the textures and shading. It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything in this size in watercolors and had to overcome a few challenges to get back in the groove. It’s been literally years since I had to deal with glazing, softening edges, deepening shadows and unifying color on such a large scale. Fun times! I’m happy with the result. The original will be available once it’s been photographed for reprints.

By the Light of the Moon. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor with acrylic painting on paper.

By the Light of the Moon. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor with acrylic painting on paper.

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The humpback whales are going crazy!

I’ve mentioned before, I’m a certified cetacean nut! And humpback whales are my favorite. The humpback whales have been so numerous and active here this past week that I’ve actually strained my eyes and given myself headaches from going out several times a day to watch them with my binoculars while they feed, lunge, breach and play just offshore.

Needless to say, I’m in heaven.

And, they’ve inspired me to paint and sketch them almost non-stop. Here’s a watercolor painting I just finished. Do you love whales, too?

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

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