Friday, May 28, 2010

New Drawing for an orginal painting tonight!

The drawing for a free original will be tonight, so get your $5 in. For each $5 you donate, your name will be put in a drawing. Each $5 lasts a week. So if you donated $5 last week, you won't be in this week's drawing, but if you donated $10, this week will be your last week. Proceeds will benefit the at-risk children I work with as a school social worker! There's a donate button on the top right of this blog. Thank you SO much for helping!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Congratulations to Katii!!!

Katii won this week's drawing for an original painting. I'll be painting her adorable dog. This summer,there will be a weekly drawing for a FREE ORIGINAL!!! For every $5 you donate, your name will be entered in the drawing for a chance to win a free painting! There is a donate button at the top right hand corner of this blog. Thank you to all of you who have already been so generous : )

Foxhunt Watercolor Painting finished

I've been working on this one for a while now, and put the finishing touches on it tonight

"Before the Hunt"
(Thank you to Moxie Photo for the picture!)

Click on the image to inquire about purchasing a print or giclée

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congratulations Brinkley and Carol!

Your darlingness stole the show : )
You'll get a free print of a painting I do of this picture. For those of who want to try your hand at winning the photo contest, enter your picture on Facebook
Also, for every $5 you donate, your name gets placed in a drawing for a chance to win a free painting. The drawing is once a week. Click on the donate tab at the top right of this blog to donate!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Original Painting of a Siamese Cat

I just finished this one tonight! View it in my online gallery.

Thank you for the donations!

Thank you for all the donations! The drawing will be Friday night to find out who won the original. Your photo does not have to be in the poll to win! I'll end the poll tomorrow night. For every $5 you or a referred friend donates, your name will be put in the drawing. So if you've donated, then you get another friend to donate, you'll get your name put in again for each $5 they donate! Or if you haven't donated, but you get a friend to, your name goes in. You can donate through paypal on

Proceeds will benefit the at-risk students I serve as a school social worker. I'm trying to start a therapeutic horseback riding group for girls at risk of dropping out. So far I've raised $150! I'm hoping to raise over $1000. I'd love to get my certification in providing this kind of therapy so I can continue to provide it in the years to come!

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Original Watercolor of Boxer Dog Finished

Congratulations to Stacy for winning the photo contest. Here is the completed painting!

If you would like to enter my photo contest, submit your pictures on my Facebook group. I'll be starting it next week!

Win Original watercolor art during my summer fundraiser

I'm going to be doing a fundraiser all summer with my art - for every $5 you donate, you get your name put in a drawing for a mini original painting of your choice - either one I've done or one of your picture. Once a week, I'll do a drawing. That's a lot of free originals going out! The more you donate, the better your chance of winning! So get your photos and $ in! If you donate over $100 you automatically will get a mini painting. If you choose not to donate, you still get a chance of winning a free print. To see examples of mini paintings, visit this blog post...

This is an example of one of my 'sweet little nothings' and I'll be painting these all summer for my fundraiser! They are 5" x 3"

The fundraiser will be for my at-risk students. I'm trying to raise money to start a therapeutic horseback riding group for girls at risk of dropping out and/or getting pregnant. It just happens too much and I think the horses can help! I've found a great equine specialist to work with who is willing to give me a discount. I just need to raise the funds to pay for basic costs of doing the group. If I don't raise enough I'll use the funds like I have been, helping students pay for field trips, clothes, extracurricular activities, etc, that they otherwise would not be able to have. I just had a mother contact me because she couldn't afford to send her elementary child on an $11 field trip. Isn't that sad? I refuse to let that happen on my watch!
Another 'sweet little nothing" weighing in at 5" x 3"

You can donate by signing up at and sending me $ to If you'd rather send me a check, just let me know and we can arrange it! I appreciate all the contributions you've already made in these tight times. If you've contributed, you're already entered in the next drawing.

Little details...
The photo contest and the fundraiser will be somewhat separate. I'll continue the photo contest as is, so even if you don't donate you can get in the photo contest. If you happened to donate, you'll have a chance at not only a free print, but also an original. The winner of the photo contest will get a free print and a free painting IF they donated. They only get a free print if they didn't donate. I'll also do a drawing from the pool of donors for a winner of the free painting. So now you have two chances at winning some great art!

PS - Besides an artist, I'm a school social worker : )

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Here's my newest original - I call these little paintings 'Sweet Little Nothings' It's 6x6 inches. This is a painting of a Welsh Pony I had the pleasure of meeting at the Aiken Steeplechase.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New toy - Photoshop Art Tutorials!

I just got this new software that helps me make Photoshop tutorials for my watercolor painting students! The video below shows how I use Photoshop as a visualization tool for how I want my final watercolor paintings to look.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Come see Rachel's Art!

Events in May that will include my art;

May 8 - Pupcakes spa day in Columbia from 11 am - 3 pm. Get pampered alongside your pooch the day before mother's day.
May 12th - Rebecca Howser Interiors art show in Columbia from 4 pm to 7 pm.
May 13 - Columbia Museum of Art's Contemporaries show. Starts at 7 pm
May 27 - Rhythm and Blooms from 6-9 pm at the Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Gardens

Pant Pant Pant - What a crazy month!!!

Camden, SC Foxhunt art Painting

This winter I went and took pictures of the foxhunt in Camden, SC. I've been working on this painting FOREVER, but it's finally done.

The original is available here, and prints are here.