SunflowersDreaming in Watercolor SunflowersTHE MATERIALS: Pelikan Watercolor / Watercolor Brushes / Watercolor Paper / Graphite Pencil / Photos of RELish Paintings By: Alexandra Lee Nurthen Photography

I have always loved filling my creative work space with pops of color for inspiration and furniture that tells a story. The shabby chic table above is a vintage piece I picked up at a local Los Angeles Flea Market and it’s become the perfect item for me to lean on and paint the day away.  I love lighting candles when I paint as well; something about candlelight helps set forth a really creative, relaxed vibe to any space.  Most recently, I’ve also been displaying beautiful sunflowers near my work station.  I’ve noticed that these sunflowers have not only brightened up my latest paintings–they’ve even become my muse.