Arianna's Alphabet Book: J

For "Just then" and "jar."

I was planning on using acrylic again, since I had so much fun with it the last time. But while I was still in the watercolor phase, I figured I'd try my hand at the rock wall and I'd finish it up with acrylics later. I mixed the colors on the paper instead of the palette, and used a dry brush with white watercolor paint for the texture. I ended up liking it as is, which is good news for getting this done quickly (this is still only painting number 12).


  1. One of things I like about your work is that your kids have the kind of goofy, kind of stringy, but cute hair that kids really have. My daughter (now 24) has lovely hair, always did, but it always had the scraggle look to it. You illustrations don't look real -- but they also do. If that makes sense.

  2. I can't tell you how much of a complement that is – that's exactly what I was trying to represent. I'm glad it came across that way. Yep, my daughter has the hair you described – it would look stringy on an adult, but to see it bouncing behind a 2-year-old that's running along is really cute.

    Thanks for the feedback, it's good to know I'm getting the effect I'm going for!