Painting • Girl and Flowers


Finally got out the paintbrushes and paints and created something beyond a sketch. Here are photos of my work in progress. 

So the story behind this canvas, I had it sitting around unfinished from many years back. I stretched it by hand, gessoed, and laid out a pencil sketch, and I must've felt really uninspired by the current sketch because I left it to have some alone time for years. If you'd like to know, it was a street art style of sketch which I was very into 7-8 years ago...but now my likes have changed...

At the beginning there was a rough sketch...

Then I decided I didn't like her eyebrows so I waxed them off... or painted them off rather.

And fast forward to many brush strokes later, here's a look at her drying outdoors...


And a video I spent the entire day figuring out how to make. Discovering the different free video editing apps in the app store trying to see which ones I can comprehend. Me and technology...not my generation.

I'll be adding more layers to her, mixed media style, so she's just half way completed. Are you interested in seeing more of what I do with this canvas? Let me know and I'll share more photos along the way.



  1. Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and the sweet memories you shared about Joanna Pierotti. There are those whom we meet in life who change our entire perception as to how we view life. In this case, it was Joanna's perception of how she viewed art and the incredible way she shared her tutorials with those of us who were fortunate to have been in the time line of her life. I consider myself very lucky and fortunate to have been able to share in her wonderful creativity and to be able to read her blog posts which she almost always had something to say about the way God watched over her and her husband Ron. And now she is with the Lord.
    Your blog is truly beautiful. Your artwork is beautiful and I love the way you layer your paint adding depth to what you are drawing.

    It is lovely to meet you! Come by again often, as I will try to visit your blog too.
    Teresa in California

    1. Hello Teresa, it was so heart warming of you to post about the beloved Joanna Pierotti on your blog. God truly blessed Joanna with a gift and I'm so grateful to have had the chance to have come in contact with her in the timeline of her life by way of her amazing art tutorials. One day we will all get together in heaven and chat about her art. I'm sure she has an endless craft room in her new mansion ;) Thank you for your kind words about my blog and art. I'm only getting my toes wet again after putting away my paintbrush and craft supplies for many years. It was so lovely to meet you too Teresa. xo Merissa

  2. Love your work :-)
    Its very sensitive !


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