Custom Mural Designs

Custom Mural Designs Watercolor Paintings

02/11/2020

Now that Aunt June is out of rehabilitation, I'm hoping to pick up my brushes...SOON!

01/09/2020

How's everyone doing out there? I'm itching to start a new painting but due to a family illness haven't been able to pick up my brushes. Hopefully that will be in the very near future!

Custom Mural Designs
12/27/2019

Custom Mural Designs

Painting produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school. I enjoyed painting this cute little chic...
12/27/2019

Painting produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school. I enjoyed painting this cute little chick.

I painted this as a Christmas present for a dear friend!
12/27/2019

I painted this as a Christmas present for a dear friend!

I painted this little guy for Megan this Christmas.
12/25/2019

I painted this little guy for Megan this Christmas.

"Finley" - commissioned artwork for Christmas.
12/13/2019

"Finley" - commissioned artwork for Christmas.

Finished this today and it will be ready to ship tomorrow!
12/05/2019

Finished this today and it will be ready to ship tomorrow!

I'm still painting every day. Here are a couple of close-ups of paintings I'm working on. They are paid commissions for ...
12/04/2019

I'm still painting every day. Here are a couple of close-ups of paintings I'm working on. They are paid commissions for a couple of Christmas presents so I can't show the whole painting!

Painting produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school. I enjoyed painting this cute little chic...
11/22/2019

Painting produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school. I enjoyed painting this cute little chick.

I'm getting in the spirit of the season to come! Finished this holly painting this morning. The painting was produced us...
11/19/2019

I'm getting in the spirit of the season to come! Finished this holly painting this morning. The painting was produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school.

Working on the next tutorial at Anna Mason School. Still have lots of detail to add!
11/18/2019

Working on the next tutorial at Anna Mason School. Still have lots of detail to add!

I've been painting commissioned paintings and took a break to complete a tutorial at Anna Mason School. This silver spoo...
11/13/2019

I've been painting commissioned paintings and took a break to complete a tutorial at Anna Mason School. This silver spoon was a quick little pick me up. I needed to do something quick because my other projects are taking me hours and hours!

Fall themes mean I'm painting apples!
11/03/2019

Fall themes mean I'm painting apples!

Excited to say that my strawberry painting was runner- up as Painting of the Month at Anna Mason School! One of these da...
11/01/2019

Excited to say that my strawberry painting was runner- up as Painting of the Month at Anna Mason School! One of these days, one of my paintings will be the top contender!

Here's a cute little pumpkin for Halloween!
10/31/2019

Here's a cute little pumpkin for Halloween!

Starting my next lesson at Anna Mason School.  I will be painting this holly to show reflection of light and realistic b...
10/30/2019

Starting my next lesson at Anna Mason School. I will be painting this holly to show reflection of light and realistic berries and leaves. The pencil sketch is first!

10/25/2019

Last day for holiday pet portraits is approaching!!! No more orders after October 31. I have 3 spots left.

Mr. Bluebird on the windowsill.  The beginning stages. Lots more to add!
10/24/2019

Mr. Bluebird on the windowsill. The beginning stages. Lots more to add!

Finished this little guy!
10/24/2019

Finished this little guy!

Finished these apples today. Challenging with all that green, gray, yellow, and blue. Working on realism and I need a lo...
10/24/2019

Finished these apples today. Challenging with all that green, gray, yellow, and blue. Working on realism and I need a lot more practice!

Drizzly morning means I get to read my bookclub book, The Tender Land,  and do a little painting.  These granny Smith ap...
10/22/2019

Drizzly morning means I get to read my bookclub book, The Tender Land, and do a little painting. These granny Smith apples were screaming at me to be painted. Still lots more details to add. 😀

Today I was looking on the internet for advice on how to price an original watercolor painting.  I must say, the pricing...
10/21/2019

Today I was looking on the internet for advice on how to price an original watercolor painting. I must say, the pricing guides vary a great deal. I put my heart and soul into each painting that I do. It takes me a few hours to many hours to complete a painting. The cherries took 9 hours!

Taking FIVE more orders before OCTOBER 31!
10/18/2019

Taking FIVE more orders before OCTOBER 31!

***UPDATE*** FIVE more available! Last day to order for the holidays will be OCTOBER 31!!!*** I am currently taking TEN and only 10 dog portrait orders for Christmas. All portraits are "headshots" only. I will paint from your photo on 9" x 12" watercolor paper. Unframed portraits are $140. PM if interested. Payment upon completion to PayPal.Me/tmtipton

I'm working on some fun projects. Here's just a tidbit of a pet portrait I'm painting. Still LOTS of detail to add!
10/18/2019

I'm working on some fun projects. Here's just a tidbit of a pet portrait I'm painting. Still LOTS of detail to add!

Custom Mural Designs
10/17/2019

Custom Mural Designs

Couldn't resist painting this Fuji apple that I picked up at the Farmer's Market.$40 unframed + $7.95 USPS Priority Mail...
10/16/2019

Couldn't resist painting this Fuji apple that I picked up at the Farmer's Market.
$40 unframed + $7.95 USPS Priority Mail
Framed $60 + $12.95 UPS Ground

This painting was produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school. This was by far the most challe...
10/11/2019

This painting was produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's online school. This was by far the most challenging for me. It took a total of about 18 hours to complete! The finished painting of the strawberry is about 6 inches tall on 9"x12" paper. Working on such a large scale, it allows you to put in details to make it look like a real strawberry with its 3D effects.

This is stage 3 & 4 of the strawberry.  I have added more detail to the seeds and adjusted the tones and hues.  Still ho...
10/11/2019

This is stage 3 & 4 of the strawberry. I have added more detail to the seeds and adjusted the tones and hues. Still hours to go before it completed! This painting is produced using an online video tutorial at Anna Mason's Online School.

Paintings for Sale
10/10/2019

Paintings for Sale

The reason that I started Anna Mason's Online School is because I saw a photo on Instagram of a painting of a strawberry...
10/09/2019

The reason that I started Anna Mason's Online School is because I saw a photo on Instagram of a painting of a strawberry that I thought was a "real" photo of a "real" strawberry. It was actually a painting of Anna Mason's!!! I just started the tutorial for the very strawberry that got me started on this "realism" journey this morning. I am amazed that after taking Anna Mason's classes I am beginning to see her way of looking at an object and breaking down the hues, tones, and colors. I've got a long way to go but, I'm looking forward to the tutorial courses. This is the "unfinished" start of the painting. I've spent 4 hours painting so far. Stage 1 of painting.

Before I start painting the forks, I finished another Anna Mason School tutorial of these tasty looking cherries!
10/08/2019

Before I start painting the forks, I finished another Anna Mason School tutorial of these tasty looking cherries!

Practicing reflections and painting silver. This is an antique iced tea spoon.
10/08/2019

Practicing reflections and painting silver. This is an antique iced tea spoon.

My next subject is going to be difficult to do. I love these antique forks.#ilovepainting@annamasonart
10/08/2019

My next subject is going to be difficult to do. I love these antique forks.
#ilovepainting
@annamasonart

Practicing reflections and painting silver. This is an antique iced tea spoon.
10/07/2019

Practicing reflections and painting silver. This is an antique iced tea spoon.

Finished another commissioned painting. Loon on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. ***SOLD***
10/06/2019

Finished another commissioned painting. Loon on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. ***SOLD***

Another Anna Mason Art School tutorial completed. Orange Poppy.
10/05/2019

Another Anna Mason Art School tutorial completed. Orange Poppy.

Blue Jay $75 in 12" by 15" black frame with white matte
09/27/2019

Blue Jay $75 in 12" by 15" black frame with white matte

Working on another project for commission.  It's nice to have a hobby that generates income. :) "In progress" Loon.
09/27/2019

Working on another project for commission. It's nice to have a hobby that generates income. :) "In progress" Loon.

My painting got Honorable Mention as Painting of the Month at Anna Mason School! ***SOLD***
09/27/2019

My painting got Honorable Mention as Painting of the Month at Anna Mason School! ***SOLD***

Finished another Anna Mason Online Art tutorial. This sweet pea is "sweet."
09/17/2019

Finished another Anna Mason Online Art tutorial. This sweet pea is "sweet."

When an acorn lands on your car in a parking lot...I took it as a sign.  Starting another painting. #fallishere
09/13/2019

When an acorn lands on your car in a parking lot...I took it as a sign. Starting another painting. #fallishere

Finished Amaryllis watercolor on  9" x 12" paper. $40 unframed.
09/09/2019

Finished Amaryllis watercolor on 9" x 12" paper. $40 unframed.

I'm taking some of the techniques that I'm learning in my online art school, Anna Mason Art School, and I'm trying one o...
09/05/2019

I'm taking some of the techniques that I'm learning in my online art school, Anna Mason Art School, and I'm trying one of my own. I've had a photo of an amaryllis for a few years but am only now brave enough to try it. This is my work in progress.

I worked on this Anna Mason Art tutorial for about 9 hours over a few days. Pink Cosmos.
08/26/2019

I worked on this Anna Mason Art tutorial for about 9 hours over a few days. Pink Cosmos.

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***To purchase a painting, look at “photos” then “Paintings for sale” album. If you would like to purchase a painting, send a message through this page and I will respond with details and costs ASAP!***

I retired from Loudoun County Public Schools in October 2018. I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of creating art. I began drawing and painting at an early age and sold my first painting at the age of 15. While in high school, I won several awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Art”, participated in a Virginia Tech Art Shows with Honorable Mentions, displayed paintings at the Roanoke Fine Arts Center and won Best in Show for a pen and ink drawing.

There was a very long period where I dabbled in drawing and painting. I painted quite a few murals during my summers off from school. That’s when I first started posting on Facebook and gave my business the name Custom Mural Designs. Unfortunately, Facebook will not allow me to change the name of my business or start a new page. They reviewed my request but I was denied a change. I appealed with no luck.

For years, my job was taking care of my family. When my children started school, I began a career as a substitute teacher. I finished my degree in Early Childhood Education and started working as a teacher assistant. I worked in the school system for 24 years.

Now I am living my dreams! I hope you enjoy my paintings. If you wish to purchase anything, I accept PayPal: PayPal.Me/tmtipton To see my FB page and share with others: fb.me/ttiptonart

Thank you for taking the time to take a look!

~Teresa Tipton

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