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How to Prevent Smudging While Drawing
April 15, 2022

How to Prevent Smudging While Drawing

Find out why glassine paper is the best tool for artists to prevent smudges while drawing.

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Mediterranean Style House Drawing
April 07, 2022

Mediterranean Style House Drawing

A behind the scenes look at my recent house portrait commission of a Mediterranean style house.

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Peacock Butterfly Drawing Timelapse
April 02, 2022

Peacock Butterfly Drawing Timelapse

Join me for a behind the scenes time-lapse of a color pencil butterfly drawing in progress. 

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Train Bridge - Inspiration Explained
March 25, 2022

Train Bridge - Inspiration Explained

Here’s a look at my Train Bridge painting with a little of the back story 

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Landscape Painting Video
March 17, 2022

Landscape Painting Video

Join me while I paint a landscape using acrylic paints on canvas. Take a look behind the scenes in this time-lapse video

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Easy Valentine Canvas Art
February 14, 2022

Easy Valentine Canvas Art

I can show you an easy and affordable Valentine art project that everyone can do from home.

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Landscaped House Portrait Drawing
February 09, 2022

Landscaped House Portrait Drawing

Join me for a behind the scenes look at a recent house portrait commission. This artwork was created using color pencils on paper. I really enjoyed capturing the special details in and around the yard as well! - Sonja 💜 

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Seascape Merchant Marine Ship Painting by Sonja
November 08, 2021

Seascape Merchant Marine Ship Painting by Sonja

A look at a newly commissioned painting intended to celebrate and preserve a family's history of maritime service. 

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Sunset Delight work in progress by Sonja
October 13, 2021

Sunset Delight work in progress by Sonja

Watch the video to see my work in progress as I create a uniquely layered acrylic painting on canvas. A couple is pictured in their own favorite beach spot, enjoying each other and the many beautiful moments they've shared at their favorite getaway! 

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Seascape Ship Painting by Sonja
August 28, 2021

Seascape Ship Painting by Sonja

A piece of family history in military service is captured in this special seascape painting. Sonja is a custom artist providing classic style paintings that preserve important family legacies such as this distinguished ship and those who served aboard it.

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Drawing in Progress: Blue Monarch with Honey Bee
August 04, 2021

Drawing in Progress: Blue Monarch with Honey Bee

Join me for a close up look at a recent commissioned butterfly drawing. 

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Father's Day Gifts - Artwork by Sonja
June 02, 2021

Father's Day Gifts - Artwork by Sonja

Make this year's gift extra special. Share a one-of-a-kind artwork that's truly from the heart. 

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Family Portrait
May 31, 2021

Family Portrait

Join me for an up close look at a recent commissioned portrait. 

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Drawing in Progress: Blue Butterfly in Pencils
May 05, 2021

Drawing in Progress: Blue Butterfly in Pencils

Laying the foundation starts with a sketch and then I just keep building the drawing from there! Building subtle colors...

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House Portrait Painting - Behind the Scenes
April 24, 2021

House Portrait Painting - Behind the Scenes

Here's a quick and fun behind the scenes look at one of my recent house portrait paintings. This garden rambler is full of charming sophistication! 

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Easter Egg Colored Pencil Drawing
April 04, 2021

Easter Egg Colored Pencil Drawing

Happy Easter! I'm so happy to share some springtime joy with this fun drawing of decorated easter eggs. Take a look at how a small drawing comes to life. 

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Packaged with Care Behind the Scenes Video
March 30, 2021

Packaged with Care Behind the Scenes Video

Here's a quick behind the scenes look at how I packaged two custom paintings for shipping to their new home. 

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DIY Decoupage Art Eggs | Art @ Home
March 22, 2021

DIY Decoupage Art Eggs | Art @ Home

Sonja shares her favorite Easter craft which is a great project for all experience levels - from beginners to experienced artists. Find out how to make colorful, creative egg art. 

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Introducing "Holding Court"
March 10, 2021

Introducing "Holding Court"

In this painting, I focused on the church courtyard and the view of Renwick in the background. I love painting the architecture of these two buildings along with the lovely brick path and wrought iron fencing.

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Pet Portrait Behind the Scenes Video
March 02, 2021

Pet Portrait Behind the Scenes Video

Here's a quick and fun behind the scenes look at one of my recent pet portrait paintings. This very handsome Pyrenees Mountain Dog is featured in a special custom artwork.

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Steeple - Art Out and About with Sonja
February 21, 2021

Steeple - Art Out and About with Sonja

Find out Sonja's favorite spot to take in the view of Fredericksburg, Virginia. And see where she was inspired to paint "Steeple," a rooftop view of the historic St. George's Episcopal Church steeple.

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Sonja's Studio Tour
February 17, 2021

Sonja's Studio Tour

Join Sonja on a quick tour of her newly renovated home studio. Reorganizing her drawing tables, easel and big comfy chair made better flow for her video calls 

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Easy Framing Without a Mat
February 04, 2021

Easy Framing Without a Mat

Sonja's easy framing trick for a matted look that everyone can do at home. This tip is great for framing postcards, greeting cards, children’s art – or anything sentimental that isn't standard shaped.

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Snack Time at Carl's - Art Out and About with Sonja
January 23, 2021

Snack Time at Carl's - Art Out and About with Sonja

Sonja introduces her hand drawn pencil artwork on location! "Snack Time at Carl's" was inspired by Carl's Frozen Custard, a business dating back to mid-century modern America. It's a registered Landmark and happens to be the most popular spot in Fredericksburg for a sweet treat! 

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