Life of an Artist

Daily goings on of a professional artist.
"The Saint and the Killer Whale"watercolor 11x14©Sara Drescher Braswell 2012
Read more about this painting here

"The Saint and the Killer Whale"
watercolor 11x14
©Sara Drescher Braswell 2012

Read more about this painting here

Updating print and note card inventory this morning!  Not super glamorous, but part of my job!  And, I love my job!

Updating print and note card inventory this morning! Not super glamorous, but part of my job! And, I love my job!

"Past Present Future"
watercolor 16x20
"In this piece there are symbols for the three parts of our journey in life: past, present, and future.  The pink unicorn represents our childhood, or our past.  The woman holds it gently in her lap as our past greatly influences our whole lives.  The kraken devouring the ship in the background symbolizes the struggles and trials of the present circumstances.  Not to say that the present is always awful, but there is usually something going on in the background of our lives at the very least.  The ocean in the background attests to this point.  Just as the ocean can be calm and serene one minute and harsh and stormy the next.  The woman’s jewelry gives a clue about the future.  In her necklace there is a butterfly and a skull.  The butterfly symbolizes hope and resurrection, something better coming in the future and something after this life.  The skull is a reminder of our mortality.  Death is coming for everyone, so we must live our present life with purpose and joy and not let our past hamper our journey.”
 

"Past Present Future"

watercolor 16x20

"In this piece there are symbols for the three parts of our journey in life: past, present, and future.  The pink unicorn represents our childhood, or our past.  The woman holds it gently in her lap as our past greatly influences our whole lives.  The kraken devouring the ship in the background symbolizes the struggles and trials of the present circumstances.  Not to say that the present is always awful, but there is usually something going on in the background of our lives at the very least.  The ocean in the background attests to this point.  Just as the ocean can be calm and serene one minute and harsh and stormy the next.  The woman’s jewelry gives a clue about the future.  In her necklace there is a butterfly and a skull.  The butterfly symbolizes hope and resurrection, something better coming in the future and something after this life.  The skull is a reminder of our mortality.  Death is coming for everyone, so we must live our present life with purpose and joy and not let our past hamper our journey.”

 

New painting finished!! It got a lot of attention at the show this weekend and sold!  Hooray!  To read more about it, visit my website

New painting finished!! It got a lot of attention at the show this weekend and sold!  Hooray!  To read more about it, visit my website

Detail from a new Painting! Come See the whole thing at Septemberfest, Sept. 7-9

Detail from a new Painting! Come See the whole thing at Septemberfest, Sept. 7-9

A sneak peek of a painting I am working on for Septemberfest. Fancy hair! www.artbysaradb.com

A sneak peek of a painting I am working on for Septemberfest. Fancy hair! www.artbysaradb.com