Framing Advice

My works with gold leaf will be safest in a frame with a mat since the gold is a little raised. If the piece is pressed directly against the glass, the metals applied to the piece could stick to the glass over time.

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My watercolors and the British Monarchy

With the buzz about the royal wedding this week, I’m proud to use the British brand Winsor and Newton watercolors for all the paintings I produce. I have been using Winsor and Newton watercolors for about 15 years and the paints have always produced clear, vibrant, and beautiful colors for me.

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Bankers life shields

I have affixed watercolor paper to a finished wood panel with permanent glue, painted, and added details in ink and acrylic mediums. To protect the art, it has been finished with an archival wax. This art can be cleaned by rubbing it with your fingers or a dust-free cloth. This is an original artwork.

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Painting from Historical Ogden’s Coat of Arms Document

16″ x 20″ watercolor, ink, silver leaf, and chalk on paper. This piece is a copy of an old document that was believed to be from the 1700’s.  I had fun making this one look old.  My version is brighter, larger, and a little shinier than the original, but hopefully retains a lot of the original character of the old piece.

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Custom Rude Family Crest inspired by vintage engraving

These custom coats of arms are a beautifully unique gift for an anniversary.  Re-create a coat of arms from one of your ancestors or make a new family crest from scratch. I combine parts of vintage coats of arms with historical research to create frame-able coats of arms with 24k gold and silver leaf.  Drawn in India ink and painted with watercolor, these can include wedding dates, family mottos, and even personalized symbols.

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Soberon Coat of Arms from a Stone Carving

This artwork was created from photos of a stone carving found on the side of this old home in Spain.  My client had traveled there and took these photos of this stunning estate tucked away in a tiny town in Spain.  Her family’s ancestors lived there, and likely commissioned the carving on that building.  I was honored to be comissioned to create a work based on that history.

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