Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mandala Paintings


I started something like a mini series here. Hopefully I'll get to making some more. Both painted with watercolors and ink. Prints available at my esty store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamNagel

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jellyfish Paintings

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Here's two quick little jellyfish paintings I whipped out one afternoon. I was painting some washy backgrounds to scan and use as future backgrounds for my art if it was needed, then decided to paint some jellies on top after scanning was done. I use liquid watercolors, ink, and bleed proof white... since I wiped out all the white areas of the paper, I had to paint them back in.

Prints can be purchased at my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamNagel

©Sam Nagel (do not use my artwork!)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Seahorse Tote Bag Giveaway



Enter to win a Tote Bag with my "Guardians of the Sea" watercolor painting on it. Good Luck!

When you enter the raffle, you must give a valid email address. Your email is only used to contact you if you win. If the first winner does not respond within 7 days, then the prize is given to a second winner, and so on...

(due to shipping costs, USA and Canada entrants only)


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mermaid prints Giveaway!

Enter to win (2) 5x7" Mermaid prints! 

Keep one for yourself and give one to a friend... or keep them both XD. You get an entry into the raffle by Liking my Facebook page, and a bonus entry by following my instagram.

Good Luck!

When you enter the raffle, you must give a valid email address. Your email is only used to contact you if you win. If the first winner does not respond within 7 days, then the prize is given to a second winner, and so on...

(raffle is for USA and Canada entrants only)

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mermaid watercolors

I painted two new mermaids in an art nouveau inspired style. Prints available at my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamNagel

Artwork ©Samantha Nagel (Not for use or altering in any way)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My NEW Website

  Check it out!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tiki Painting

I recently painted some freaky tikis :)
Prints can be purchased at my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamNagel
Other products can be purchased at Society6 and Redbubble


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hula Girl

New watercolor painting! Check out the progress shots on my instagram below. Prints can be purchased at my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamNagel
Other products can be purchased at Society6 and Redbubble





©Sam Nagel (not for use or altering in any way)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scarab Beetle

New watercolor painting of an Egyptian inspired scarab beetle. Prints are for sale at my Etsy store. You can also see in progress shots of my paintings by following my instagram below.

all images ©Samantha Nagel (not for use or altering in any way)


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vespa and Mushroom Patch paintings

I was working a few paintings at once, and took a break from the sea life theme. You can see an in progress shot at the bottom. Follow me on instagram to see more works in progress and stay up to date as I paint.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dragon watercolor

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I did not plan the colors before I began painting, so it's not my normal color scheme to use blue and red, but I'm really liking it. Prints for sale at my Etsy store

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Owl watercolor paintings

 

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Here's two new owl watercolor paintings to start the new year off. Both are painted on illustration board measuring about 15x20". I wanted to paint something other than sea life, and would still lend itself well to bright splashy colors. These paintings can purchased as prints and pillow covers at my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamNagel

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Watercolor Mermaid

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I realized I should paint a mermaid! I always like painting sea life for the colors that I could use, but also love painting ethereal women. Took me a while to figure out I should combine the two into a mermaid... duh

watercolor on illustration board

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Water Nymph



A new watercolor in my female series. Above you can see the painting process. I usually paint in 3-4 layers, with the linework being last. Watercolor on illustration board. Prints of this piece are available in my Etsy store.

Artwork ©Samantha Nagel (not for use or altering in any way)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Guardians of the Sea: Seahorse Painting

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I found that seahorses lend themselves to be painted in almost any color. Perfect reason for me to paint one. Both seahorses are painted with Dr. Martin Liquid Watercolors, as two separate paintings on white backgrounds. I originally thought I would have them as two paintings, but played in photoshop to combine them like this and loved it even more. Prints, of course, are available in my Etsy store.

Below is a WIP photo showing the seahorses
with their first layer of paint.

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(DO NOT USE MY ARTWORK!!!!)
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Octopus and Rubber Duck

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I'm calling this one "Bath Time Octopus". The rubber ducky makes this painting more cutesy than my normal look, but I kind of like it. I have this watercolor painting available for sale as prints in my Etsy store.

I love the way it looks on the iphone cases too!

artwork ©Samantha Nagel (DO NOT USE MY ARTWORK!!!!)
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pillow Cover Giveaway!


I've teamed up with Full Lives, Flat Broke to give away my most popular item in my Etsy store. Megan did a lovely feature of my work and the items I sell on Etsy. The pillow cover above, printed from my original "Sea Monster" watercolor painting will be given away to one lucky person! All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page at this link: http://fulllivesflatbroke.com/2013/07/09/art-by-sam-nagel-giveaway/ . Winner will be selected in 10 days, good luck!

Since my sea monster has been such a great hit, I decided to paint another octopus. Here's a preview of the next octopus painting in progress: