I imagine Irene has made this landscape a little less peaceful over the past 2 days.

Sapelo Sound Georgia Watercolor Study by Heather L Young

Sapelo Sound Study No. 2

watercolor with a splash of saltwater


I’m in the midst of one of those transitional times in life, and when these times come, there is no better way to clear my head than to spend a day out on the boat with Granny.

Sapelo Sound Watercolor Study Plein Air

Sapelo Sound

plein air watercolor study with a pinch of salt water



July 9, 2010

but ready to paint…

Can’t wait to put the washes on this weekend…ahhhh…the smell of oil paint and mineral spirits!  Want to know more about my process?  CLICK!

Pelicans at the Bar

March 16, 2010

While Granny and I hunted treasure…(surely it’s called Blackbeard for a reason)… these not-so-shy members of The Beach Patrol (as my father calls them) sunned on the bar.

Pelicans at the Bar

pen & ink with watercolor washes

©2010 Heather L. Young


April 7, 2009


bluebird sketches

©2009 Heather L. Young

green abstraction

August 16, 2008

The whole Green series has left me obsessed with the idea of abstraction.  While the the original Foodie Prints focus on color…the Green series has me studying the lines, textures, and shapes of the food more intricately.

Brussel Sprout Veins, ©2008 Heather L. Young

another green thing…

July 7, 2008

Study:  Artichoke Slice ©2008 Heather L. Young, Acrylic & Oil Wash


June 7, 2008

to paint food in my favorite technique of Acrylic & Oil Wash…(you know, like all my Foodie Prints?)…but until I have time for the layer work, quick watercolor studies will have to suffice. I mean, cherries don’t stay fresh forever…

quick study in watercolor “cherry deliciousness” ©2008 Heather L. Young

back to basics…

April 1, 2008

March turned a bit complicated for me, and for the most part left me uninspired. Much like I would imagine a writer feels when writers block sets in, there are times when I am simply not motivated to paint. And while I could have bombarded you with the various tactics I used to nurture my creative spirit in this time of drought…most did not seem blog worthy.

In an effort to make sure April starts right, I did some plein air painting with my handy-dandy portable watercolor set.


Not my usual medium of choice, but perfect for a quick study or two of my beloved sycamore tree.


sycamore study #1


sycamore study #2