Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dream Commission

CAROLINE'S GARDEN (commission)
30x40, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2019
This painting right here...truly a "dream commission"!

I created this painting based on another floral garden I had worked on this past Fall. It is still my favorite garden to date...although this commission right here...vying for top spot in my heart for sure.

Baby Caroline, I'm so humbled that your mommy and daddy come me to create your first piece of original art. I hope you look up from your crib and see a wonderland of whimsical blooms to enchant you for many years to come.

PS-Babies deserve fine art too.

If there is something special I can create for your precious little girl, don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to custom create something just for her...or you.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

First Post of 2019!!

Okay, today being the 24th day of January....I'm a little late.  But I've been super productive {insert clapping hands emoji πŸ‘}. 

First, I have a new Instagram BUSINESS profile. I hope you'll come follow my updates, paint palettes and all kinds of pretty floral happenings. Sure would love to see ya there.😊

Speaking of "floral happenings", here are a few lovelies in various stages I've been working on....

And check out my Etsy shop to see what lovelies are already available and waiting to find a new home. Not that I don't enjoy looking at them in my studio, but I'm willing to share the love.πŸ’—

As always, if there's a floral I can custom create for you for any room in your home, contact me and we can surely get that going. Lots of sizes available.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

New site, new logo, NEW LOOK.....

Well, in case you haven't seen the NEW LOOK of my brand, "the enchanted easel", here it is!!
I was going to wait until January...new year, new start, new opportunities and all that good stuff, but me being the go getter, always ahead of my own goals kinda gal...here we are 4 days until the end of 2018 and I'm proud to introduce the new look for my brand.
Why the change from whimsical, big eyed girls and animals to dreamy, magical floral gardens? It just felt right. It just feels right. The beginning of 2018 was spent doing back to back commissions of the "older works" as I like to refer to them as now. All the time while painting those (which I still adore), I had these florals, these visions of these gardens in my head that just wouldn't. leave. me. alone. I mean, sleeping was not happening. I was dreaming them and would have to get out of bed and attempt something to get it out my head and onto the canvas. But, to no avail. I felt like I couldn't give those "visions" the attention they so rightfully deserved while painting the "older works".
If you know me personally, you know I am not a multitasker. I just don't do it well. I like to really dive in to one thing and do it so well that I can't do anything else. And, I like it that way. I am 110% full of fire and full of passion. Hey, I am a Leo after all.♌ We breathe fire. And right now, my passion and fire lies within these gardens. Full of abstract blooms and beautiful blossoms. I spent the latter half of this year painting nothing but them and I fell madly in love along the way.

I am so excited for the new opportunities that await me in 2019, Lord willing. I believe nothing comes for free and hard work will eventually pay off. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but it will. 
I sure hope you love these gardens as much as I do and that you'll welcome the new brand as kindly as you did the "older works". Thank you to all of my friends and supporters over the last ten years of building this brand. There really are no words to convey my gratefulness.
Now it's time to truly "bloom" were I have been planted.



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

HOLLY'S GARDENS...and my grand-pop

HOLLY'S GARDENS~a four piece collection inspired by my infinite love for the month of December, winter and my grand-pop. 

He was my world and we used to love watching the cardinals in the snow as well as always marveling at the beauty of snow covered holly berries. The contrast of the rich crimsons so striking against the pure white snow.
He loved red, winter, cardinals and so much more. A sculptor, a painter, a baker...a true artist in every sense of the word. My inspiration each and every day.

This collection is for him.

Gardens I and II are AVAILABLE in my Etsy shop, with III to come tonight and IV tomorrow.

These gardens are near and dear to my heart. I sure hope they bring you as much joy as they have bought for me.


Monday, November 26, 2018


8X16, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
A lovely palette of emerald and jade greens, soft and bright blues, happy pinks and cheery yellows. This is ELOISE'S GARDEN.🌼

AVAILABLE in my Etsy shop. And, be sure to check out all of my other "whimsical gardens". I seriously can. not. stop. painting these. I sure hope they bring you as much joy as they are bringing me.🌷

Monday, November 19, 2018


18X24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
Just wanted to say, I'm completely obsessed with this color palette and garden. 
Okay, back to the post...πŸ˜‰

Soft yellows, pinks, blues and grays give this garden an almost "shabby chic" type of feel...and I'm loving it!! Although my studio and I do enjoy having sweet Caroline around on a daily basis, we sure wouldn't mind if she wanted to bloom elsewhere...

Be sure to check out my other whimsical gardens here and maybe reach out and let me know how you're liking these new florals. Commission always welcome.😊

PS-I πŸ’“ her.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


12X24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchantedeasel 2018
Introducing MADDIE'S GARDEN.🌺
Another in my series of Whimsical Gardens available here.

Sweet salmon pinks, warm cheery corals and rich purples and plums make this garden a pretty little addition to your special girl's happy space.πŸŽ€

I truly am enjoying watching these various color palettes bloom into these whimsical gardens...straight from my imagination and right onto the canvas.

I've also been blessed to receive a few commissions these past couple of weeks based on this new series. It's always a nerve wrecking experience as an artist when you put out a new body of work. Thankfully, these gardens seem to be well received and I am forever grateful.

If there is something I can custom create for you, don't hesitate to reach out. Commissions are kinda my thing.😊