Monday, December 10, 2012

12x12 Acrylic on Canvas

Pet Portraits make great gifts!!  One week left to order!

12x12 Acrylic on Canvas $50

Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm In the Mood to Paint

I'm in the mood to paint, so please send me a photo and I will pick one or two to make into a watercolor painting.  The winners will get the original and I will post the photo and painting here on my blog.  I will also sell prints in my Etsy Shop.

Submit photos to me via email:

I'll be picking photos on Wednesday September 19th and posting paintings starting Sunday September 23rd. 

Thanks for your continued interest and support!

Baby Girl Protrait

Friday, August 31, 2012


Watercolor Artwork by: Christie Martinez

Illustration by:  Unknown

Photo by: Deanna Travali

Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Ideas

Do you have an idea for a Blog Post? 

Want me to paint something or research something about Art or an Artist? 

Leave a comment here to let me know and I'll try to make them all happen!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tricky Portraits

I was given a tricky portrait to do recently and I wanted to share how I finally figured it out.  I had a photo to work from, these two gorgeous girls with their beautiful mom.  The only problem was that mom was on the far left, so I had to re-arrange the ladies, but make it look natural.  I started by drawing each figure on a separate sheet of tracing paper, I then arranged them and traced my final composition.

Watercolor on Paper
8 x 10 inches
Total Time - 7-8 Hours

I had to restart 5 times, because inevitably I'd get one lovely lady perfect and then not like an element on another one.  This is normal, right?  Regardless, I learned a lot with this one.

Monday, August 20, 2012