Happy New Year and Peek in the Studio – Jan 1, 2014

Wolf, 5in x 7in, opaque and transparent watercolor with sterling silver and 24kt gold on board, ©Rebecca Latham

Very best wishes for 2014!  To open the new year, this is a new collection of work freshly painted. Evergreen Perch – Barred Owl, 8in x 10in, opaque and transparent watercolor with sterling silver and 24kt gold on board, ©Rebecca Latham Curious Visitor – Chipmunk I, 5in x 7in, opaque […] Read more »

Being Thankful

Detail of a Raccoon in Progress, 8" x 10", Sepia watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham

Detail of a Raccoon in Progress, 8″ x 10″, Sepia watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham For everyone in the US, or celebrating the holiday, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. For others in various parts of the world, Christmas and other holidays and festivities filled with family and friends are […] Read more »

Iris Collection

Iris Collection - all works are 5in x 7in, watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham

Iris Collection – all works are 5in x 7in, watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham This collection was inspired from a garden center I visit.  I had never seen such a buttery color to irises, and they immediately became one of my favorites.  The evening sun added to their beauty, with […] Read more »

How Long Did It Take You To Paint That?

  Squirrel Collection – all works are 5in x 7in, watercolor on board with sterling silver, ©Rebecca Latham I am asked this question rather often: How long do you work on a painting?  How long did it take you to paint that? I stop and think. I try to give […] Read more »

5 Reasons Why I Love Working With Watercolor

Why do I love watercolor? It is true, most people do not use watercolor in this way when they work.  Often I find that collectors are curious about my use of watercolors, why I use them, and how I stumbled upon what I do.  In earlier years, I have experimented […] Read more »

Rivalry and Competition

Rhapsody, 5"x7", watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham

Rhapsody, 6″x6″, watercolor on board with sterling silver, ©Rebecca Latham I am a part of a family of artists.  My Mother and sister paint.  Many of you may already know this. We have always shared a studio, or located our studios close to one another since I began painting, drawing, […] Read more »

Questions of Stress, Relief, and Relaxation

Dish of sepia and brush

Several good questions were presented over on Google+ last week.  ..so I thought I would post the response here for everyone who might be interested in the reply.. “A question: Is it stressful while you are painting and you are relieved when it is finished ? Or do you relax […] Read more »

Why Do You Paint Like A Maniac?

detail-fox Fox Painting - Detail View, watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham

Fox Painting – Detail View, watercolor on board, ©Rebecca Latham Why do you paint like a maniac? I occasionally get questions like this. Why? Why do you paint like a maniac?  Why put in so much detail? and so on. Sometimes this comes from other artists.  Sometimes from the general […] Read more »

The Best Advice I Have Ever Received

The best advice I’ve ever received was to, simply put, ‘follow your heart’

image by Abby Lanes via Compfight The best advice I’ve ever received was to, simply put, ‘follow your heart’. You may have heard me, or someone else, mention that phrase here or there. “Follow your heart”.  It’s not uncommon. The more complex version, is that you have your own unique […] Read more »