Painting En Plein Air: Seeing Beauty in Winter

Christmas day in Texas was the PERFECT weather for painting en Plein Air, an enjoyable 75 degrees.   In this episode, we went to the Euless Nature Preserve (Near MT-13). As I said, Christmas day- it wasn’t a white Christmas, BUT it was still a beautiful day!  For this painting, I used gouache paint on a…

Read More

Painting En Plein Air: Focusing on God’s Beauty

Hi! I’m Alyssa, the middle child of the Strauss family! I’m so glad you are here! Welcome back to my Art and Faith series! If you are new here, I’ve been beginning a journey learning how to paint en Plein air, which is the French way to say “painting outside.” Beholding the beauty of God’s…

Read More

A New Journey: Painting En Plein Air

Hello! My name is Alyssa, and I am the middle child of the Strauss family. Welcome to my art and faith series where I post weekly thoughts about art and videos of my outdoor painting journey, which the French call “painting en Plein air”. I hope to inspire your inner artist to be creative in…

Read More

4 FREE Inspirational Coloring Sheets

I love the pace of summer. Even though we generally have a variety of different events that mess up the routine, the overall pace of summer is restful. The sun slows me down, invites me to soak in its goodness, and reminds me of God’s faithfulness. Sometimes we need reminding of these truths that seemed…

Read More

Designing a She Shed for Your Teenager

It all started with a cardboard box and a creative teenager. Last Christmas I ordered a new chair for the living room and my daughter confiscated the box. She said she’d only keep it for a week, but then I saw what she made out of it. It was the most creative box clubhouse I’d…

Read More