Succulent and Cactus Painting, Throw Pillows, And Kitchen Decor

Explore my new series of Succulent and Cactus artwork. I started this series soon after I had my son, Harvey was born and when I still lived in California. It’s taken me two years to develop this body of work! Working at night and during my sons naptime, it was slow going. Add two cross country moves in there, and well - I’m thankful I didn’t give up. Even though it took time to create, I loved the process. My goal with this series was to fully explore the textures and colors I could create while using a palette knife. It was a totally new approach for me and as I scraped away dry paint and added more layers a comfortable rhythm emerged. My bright color palette plays to the bright colors of the Southwest. Almost all these pieces are created on a square pine panel.

My ideas for paintings and designs come from a variety of places. Sometimes I get an idea from my own succulent garden, other times I see something while I am out an about or online. I develop the idea with sketches and start to experiment with color and layers. I keep adding layers of paint until if feels balanced and developed. Further exploring this series, I’ve played around with printing on different materials and household items. I’ve printed on pillows, tea towels, and hot pads. There are so many printing options these days.

I hope you enjoy the succulent and cactus series. Be sure to visit my online Etsy shop to see the full collection and examples of art on walls. Let me know if you have any new ideas for printing. I would love to hear them.

Decorate In White

The Farmhouse white washed look has been around for A LONG TIME, but it has shot up in popularity in the past 5-7 years. This style utilizes different hues of white to create a beautiful and peaceful environment. Not positive who started this trend - I tend to give all decorating credit to Chip and Jo. :) But either way, decorating in whites is still the look many try to achieve.

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Spring is approaching quickly! It’s time to put away the dark velvety colors of winter and pull out the cheerful spring decor. As your sprucing up your living spaces, be sure to take a peek at the new WHITE inspired pieces VanCannonArt has produced. These pieces have over arching themes of white with snaps of color. It’s the perfect amount to brighten the room and keep the soft quite ambiance.

Stop on over to her Etsy shop to get your beautiful floral pieces for the bedroom and living room. Print the art on canvas and hang above the mantel. Print the Lily on plates and have something unique and special to serve Easter dinner on. Add a throw pillow to your living room decor - the perfect accent. Mother’s day is approaching - be sure to give yourself enough time to purchase and print your gifts!