Musky Fly Tying Workbench

“Remembering the lovely things, we have forgotten is one of the reasons for all art.”  Madelein L’Engle


Preserving Memories with Watercolor Paintings

  • Are you in a time of transition?
  • Are you downsizing and finding it difficult to let go of objects?
  • Do you have a special someone that is at a milestone birthday, graduating, getting married, having health issue or end of life?

Creating watercolor paintings that include objects become memory triggers.  These object portraits preserve the memory a person by their association to an object, place or time.  Commissioning an object portrait will help you let go and move through transitions smoothly.  I have created a free, easy guide to help start the process, see below.

An original watercolor painting of tools including a Swanson square and plumb bob

How to Preserve Memories with Watercolor Object Portraits in 5 Easy Steps  

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Creative Workbench Object Portrait Project

Object Portraits are like the staging in a movie.  Each object has been selected to represent a time, place, person and a mood.  As the film scans the scene, you can see when and where the movie is taking place and you begin to imagine what type of characters will be introduced.  As they say, “The stage is set”.

An object portrait watercolor painting of a technical creative workbench with wires, computer, beer and chips.
Wired, Technician’s Creative Workbench


I started creating workbench watercolor paintings after receiving a photo from my son. The photo was such a great representation of his personality, I started to look for other workbenches that would the creative’s story.

If you are interested in purchasing an original Creative Workbench, they are located in the Art Shop listed under Object Portraits and reproductions are available upon request.

Musky Fly ProjectA watercolor painting of a pink musky fly.


I fell in love with musky flies during a guided fly-fishing trip.  Each fly was a perfect sculpture of hook, feathers, tinsel and beads.  I try to capture their appearance as they float in water.   Preserving memories with watercolor Object Portraits of your favorite flies would be a great way to capture your fishing experience.