Dreaming in WatercolorDreaming in WatercolorDreaming in Watercolorrelish 2-22-116relish 2-22-107 relish 2-22-101 Watercolor DreamsDreaming in WatercoloringDreaming in WatercolorDreaming in WatercolorTHE LOOK: Zara Heels (Similar Here) and (Here) / White House Black Market Blazer (Similar Here) and (Here) / Urban Outfitters Dress (Similar Here)(Here) and (Here) / Photos of RELish Paintings By: Alexandra Lee Nurthern Photography

THE MATERIALS: Pelikan Watercolor / Watercolor Brushes / Watercolor Paper / Graphite Pencil / Mason Jar

Since I can remember, I have always gravitated towards anything and everything creative. Although I work in the television industry by day, I have always loved drawing fashion illustrations and immersing myself in the world of design in my free time.  This year, I’ve made it a point to set aside at least a few hours a week to work on D.I.Y. art projects because they always recharge and inspire me.  With this goal in mind, I picked up a rather inexpensive set of watercolors from Blick Art Supplies last week: I spent about $25.00 in total on the paint, brushes and paper.  I immediately went home to paint and I have barely been able to stop.

I set up my painting station on a shabby chic table I picked up from my favorite LA flea market, Melrose Trading Post.  I feel it’s important to paint in a creative space and this table and some other shabby chic pieces I bought add a great energy. I’ve now come up with dozens of watercolor paintings of couture gowns and accessories inspired by Dior and Chanel from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  I’ve posted some of my designs above and I look forward to continuing to share more.