All posts by VitaChurchill


About VitaChurchill

I am a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City.  I have been painting in watercolor for over 20 years and am award winning, published artist.I was thrilled to have  Posters International (now PI Design) chose me to be one of their artists and for over a period of  10 years they published 14 of images, distributing them world wide. Keep your paints wet!


This was a new challenge for me – painting my son’s beloved dog Roxy. Acrylic, on Gesso Board 8″ x 8″

Autumn Still Life

Painted from real life in acrylic on Strathmore Mixed Media paper, 6×8 inches. I made a great effort to establish the color tones of this little painting and it was a challenge especially the leaf – but it was great fun, especially the color part. Gourds are a joy to paint.

Autumn Still Life

Watercolor still life, on Fabriano extra white cold pressed w/c paper. Painted from real life using some of my favourite autumn things – dried hydrangeas and chinese lanterns. I tried to capture the texture and crispness.

Chinese Lanterns

Painted alla prima, on Fabriano 140 cold press paper using Windsor & Newton watercolors. I love the textural effects of foliage in late autumn and have tried to capture this here in this still life painting.

Hydrangea and Rose in Vase

Painted in acrylic on Strathmore mixed media paper – vellum surface 6" x 8".  This piece was  great to paint as the flowers were dried from last summer from my garden and unlike fresh flowers they would never wilt!  

Roses II

I painted this alla  prima in acrylic on Strathmore Mixed Media paper 6" x 8".  This piece is a continuing exploration of color, semi-abstract expressionistic style.

Roses I

A painting done in acrylic from real life on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper -vellum surface 6" x 8". I gave 6 of these roses away to my daughter-in-law and kept the others for me!  They had to be painted.

Freedom and Constraint

Painted in acrylic, on watercolor paper 9" x 12". I started out with a rather realistic subject which became the start of an abstract expression in the end.  I'm wondering if you can identify the realistic subject matter.