Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Monday, April 24, 2017

wash {watercolor quickstudies}

wishing that the weekend was continuing to wash into today.

#tooshort #wash #quickstudies

one of nine. listed in my etsy shop.

xo. kristin

Friday, April 21, 2017

tgif {quick study}

quick. simple. not overworked

favorite one of the series.

pencil, thick sharpie, Dina Wakley pink scribble stick, Jayne Davenport Mermaid Markers pirate's gold


xo. kristin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

pre & post {wet technique}

working on a painting and had gotten to a point where i felt like i had too much paint on the canvas and wondered what would happen if i used alcohol to pool and move whatever was on top.

watch my short video below. (find me on youtube); felt like i may have just ruined all that work.....

but, in the end- i love what i ended up with. sometimes you have to take that big step to find the love. i liked the early stage, but, i certainly didn't love it.....big steps=love.

don't love too early.

the words written into the paint say, "the plan is not always ours to understand."


happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, April 17, 2017

collage {and pencil on paper}

layered collage on watercolor paper and then added pencil. 

(i had an overwhelming feeling that i needed to add the pencil- it was just all too neat.)

loving the colors on this one- a few easter pastels spilling onto the paper.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

notes & faces

to make sure i kept on track and remembered everything i wanted to mention to my faces class, i brought my little cheat sheet with notes.

and below are a couple of samples. line drawing in pen and pencil with watercolor.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, April 10, 2017

teaching {class}

just love this photo of our group! 

this past saturday i taught a faces class at Mosaic Studio. the space is so wonderful! if you are looking for a teaching space- send a message and book it! it is a perfect spot! not up for teaching? looking at the other classes that are being hosted there.

my students worked soooo hard! stretching outside of their comfort zone and loosening up! 

feeling so blessed to have taught this fantastic group of ladies!

thank you for saturday!

xo. kristin

Friday, April 7, 2017

tgif {sharing love}

#foundheart on an evening walk; totally not sure what that is- but, love the message all the same

tgif. sharing love

xo. kristin

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

and she would {finished}

i am gonna tell you about an ink you need to get.... the new liquitex muted grey. i knew as soon as the first drop hit the canvas that i loved this color. there are actually 5 new muted colors and i like them all (you know i bought them all- a bit obsessive....).

i couldn't leave well enough alone and had added the muted grey ink and a bit of the yellow spray paint.

but calling this one finished. it is posted in my etsy store....stop by and look around. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

content {practice}

i will be teaching a faces class on saturday....doing a little practicing and tweaking my content.

class will be held in Sioux Falls, SD-  click on the link above or leave me a comment if you are interested.

#beginnings #faces #practicing #she #shecanalwaystellstories

Friday, March 31, 2017

accident {random pic}

snapped a random picture by accident while photographing other work 

#reality #studiospace #nojudging #organizedchaos

bring on the weekend.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

and.... {new story}

and with a single stroke she would rewrite this story.

(this is the same canvas that i posted the other day with the palpable self doubt.)

and once that first stroke was felts so good; i kept going.

and she would rewrite this story.

xo. kristin

Monday, March 27, 2017

filtered {self doubt}

she would filter as the self doubt was palpable on this one.

Friday, March 24, 2017


nothing better than lovely tulips....tgif.

may your weekend be filled with warmth and happiness.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

too much {play}

so this was my second sheet of play with my mom...didn't save my whites; and then, we went a little crazy. my mom helped paint on this one too. 

in the words of Mr. Gerald Brommer, "Kristin, this is what your scissors are for."

words of wisdom sometimes.

xo. kristin

Monday, March 20, 2017

experimenting {mom's studio}

hung out at my mom's studio you snapchat? find me (kristin peterson) to watch my story.

she had a technique we tried- this top one is mine and the bottom is hers. 

i am thinking i will cut mine up and she was going to leave hers as a full sheet.

the bright colors make me happy.

happy monday. 

xo. kristin

Friday, March 17, 2017

nude {drawing}

ventured into the big city to meet my mom and go to drawing last night at augustana university. there is something about being in a classroom setting and using the wooden seat and drawing your model. 

the pic above is one that my mom and i shared. we each had drawn ours and then, part way through we traded to paint on each others. a joint effort if you will....

and this last one, is all mine. i have gone to drawing in the past and quickly learned to not judge {myself} while at drawing. the artist to my right worked in pastels and of course, managed to capture all of the soft loveliness of our model in beautiful shades of neutral. of course.

i know my limitations and chose to work to the top of my abilities. and those are line, simplicity and color. i don't want to be a photo realist. 

i am a mixed media, abstract artist. 


tgif. happy friday- happy st paddy's day. 
xxxooo. kristin

ps- i have a poll up about prints or no- prints in the upper right hand corner....please take an extra moment and let me know what you think. thank you!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

found words

art journaling....

#findsthelost #sanantonio #riverwalk #lost #sometimesweallfeelthisway

just do it. find the time. 

you just need a few minutes.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, March 13, 2017

wet paint {canvas}

waiting for paint to dry canvas peek #colorlust

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, March 10, 2017

tgif {art journal}

when  you just want to stay home......#friday


xo. kristin

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

sneak a peek {she}

she would sneak a peek.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, March 6, 2017

working it {tae17}

can't quite decide, now looking at both; but, what is done is done. and the lower pic is the final. i just couldn't leave well enough alone.....

this is being mailed to the twitter art exhibit for public purchase.
 #charitysale #twitterartexhibit

xo. kristin

Friday, March 3, 2017

a gasp, u-turn {unexpected act of kindness}

this past weekend i happened to be in texas and we went exploring on sunday. we had made a quick stop in a small, but very quaint town called johnson city. 

when we left johnson city heading for fredericksburg, along the way we passed this totally awesome barn. i did a gasp and said- we have to go my husband kept driving.

and a short distance later, he did a u-turn and we were heading back. 

what a site, in all of its' white-dreaminess. i want to live there. seriously.

i love it all...... there were rusty-cool trucks parked on the yard....

open porchs.....

and i can't forget the best planters! full of veggies and flowers.

and-  if all of this wasn't enough....the clothing.....i was looking at the clothing and had tried on an apron and discovered a light spot on the front. i didn't think it really detracted from the piece, but the sales gal said she would have to check if they had another one.

always looking for a good deal, i asked if i could just get a discount. when the little gal came back she said it was mine. mine? what is the discount?

the owner and creator of the clothing, Magnolia Pearl, was downstairs and gave the apron to me for free. free. 

thank you for your kindness. feeling so blessed.

a gasp, u-turn, and an unexpected act of kindness.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

working it out {art journal}

took a break from creating faces; needed to work it out

colorlust, painted fingers, abstraction, perfection

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Saturday, February 25, 2017

wishes {lemon-filled}

wishing you a lemon-filled weekend....

(cuz they are my favorite- i can almost taste the lemon; courtesy of round rock donuts)

xo. kristin

Friday, February 24, 2017

tgif {hot mess}

she would quickly learn that she would always be a work in progress and a bit of a hot mess.

#always #progress


xo. kristin

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

F {rolodex card}

this rolodex card is filed under F for finished, fun, faddish, far-out, fast.

these little gems are small and easy to work with. i tend to work on these in spurts. i will do several and then, not work on these again for months; but, the cards make a great distraction to other stuff you may be working on.

quick, easy, and totally enjoyable.

acrylic paint, ink, stencil, marker

xo. kristin

Monday, February 20, 2017

tea tag {abstract}

tea tag- abstract

acrylic paint, ink, charcoal, stencil

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, February 17, 2017

a short video {process- face}

here is a quick, short video on the process of making yesterday's face that i posted.

happy friday.

xo. kristin

Thursday, February 16, 2017

thursday {29 faces}

she and i have come to an understanding.

happy thursday.

xo. kristin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

today {xo}

not just today, but everyday....xo

 #letlovein #soco #austinmotel 

xxxxxo. kristin

Monday, February 13, 2017

monday {29 faces}

 her look says it all...... monday.

watercolor, pencil, ink, homemade journal

xo. kristin

Saturday, February 11, 2017

possibilities {art journal)

may your saturday be filled with possibilities.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

29 faces {video}

A quick look at one of my 29 faces for 2017. 

Handmade journal; mixed media. 

Started from a print off of a teabag and worked into watercolors, pencil, charcoal, and oil and chalk pastels.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, February 6, 2017

seasoned {29 faces 2017}

she would be seasoned and wise.

mixed media: acrylic paint, watercolor, watercolor pencil, pencil, ink, charcoal, collage

xo. kristin