Bus Life On The Moon Watercolor Painting

My heart is exploding with so much joy and gratefulness for Craig Gordnier for giving me the opportunity to once again create a custom artwork for his amazing tiny home on wheels. I was over the moon to work with him again. Not only was this a wonderful way for me to get my creative juices flowing but also to learn and challenge myself as an artist since I have never painted or drawn a bus before.

The project was originally supposed to be a simple watercolor sketch of his 1999 Bluebird school bus but it turned far beyond what we were both expecting. We worked together to create something out of this world; a wonderful scenery that has never been seen before.

I started off with a sketch followed by the inclusion of palm trees with a hammock (decided on the lawn chair instead). We decided to have the bus be surrounded by purple-blue mountains with evergreen trees. Including the starry night sky with the earth was one of my favorite parts. Now the bus on the moon was just a mind blowing idea that Craig thought would be an amazing inclusion since he is called, The Tropical Astronaut. I also added the astronaut footprints on the moon to follow his theme.

Overall I am beyond pleased with the outcome of this project. I cannot get over how it turned out. Once again, I am truly thankful beyond words for craig j gordnier for having me create this painting. It brought out the best of me creativly. I am now incorporating starry nights into my future projects.

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Wedding Watercolor Painting

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Painting by Andrea Realpe

I am so excited to announce that I was recently commissioned to paint this watercolor portrait of this lovely couple on their wedding day. Continue reading “Wedding Watercolor Painting”

A Brush With Nature: Plein Air Painting


Me, painting with nature where I belong. 🙂

The term plein air derived from a french phrase, en plein air, which means, “in the open air.” It’s used to describe the act of painting outside. On Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to paint with nature at Sydney Yates Flatwoods. Continue reading “A Brush With Nature: Plein Air Painting”