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@ashleynbelanger I had to paint his earnest little self. I will add more detail later, but this is how it looks now. @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

@ashleynbelanger I had to paint his earnest little self. I will add more detail later, but this is how it looks now.

Bernard on the Bedspread, 16"x12" (40 cm x 30 cm), watercolor and ink on paper @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Bernard on the Bedspread, 16"x12" (40 cm x 30 cm), watercolor and ink on paper

At the really messy stage of the painting @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

At the really messy stage of the painting

Hooray! My praying mantis just sold! First bug show painting sold and it technically isn't even in the show 🦋🐛🐜🐝🐞🦗 @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Hooray! My praying mantis just sold! First bug show painting sold and it technically isn't even in the show 🦋🐛🐜🐝🐞🦗

The Bug Show is live at Hive ArtSpace! I have 3 pieces in this month and I love them all very much. https://t.co/gtuBudJpVm @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

The Bug Show is live at Hive ArtSpace! I have 3 pieces in this month and I love them all very much. https://t.co/gtuBudJpVm

Also in the sketchbook today: Snail and the Scold-y Flower @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Also in the sketchbook today: Snail and the Scold-y Flower

A little hummingbird in the sketchbook for #colour_collective @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

A little hummingbird in the sketchbook for #colour_collective

Blackbird and Lily of the Valley for #colour_collective. Watercolor and ink on paper. Wish I had a better photo of it, but it sold fast last year! @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Blackbird and Lily of the Valley for #colour_collective. Watercolor and ink on paper. Wish I had a better photo of it, but it sold fast last year!

Last week for the ReAwakening Show! https://t.co/XKTI8HNHrK @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Last week for the ReAwakening Show! https://t.co/XKTI8HNHrK

Other bug paintings available (let me know if interested!): @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Other bug paintings available (let me know if interested!):

Sneak peek of upcoming pieces in June's Bug Show (Opening June 4)! @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Sneak peek of upcoming pieces in June's Bug Show (Opening June 4)!

Now offering free shipping to US buyers at my @Etsy shop! https://t.co/9ZNGCBRYIa @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Now offering free shipping to US buyers at my @Etsy shop! https://t.co/9ZNGCBRYIa

I missed world bee day (yesterday), but I super-duper love bees. I have about zillion flowers in my garden, with large swath devoted to native wildflowers. Here is a painting that is currently hanging in my dining room, but is available for sale on Etsy: https://t.co/4xJ39sgYHE @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

I missed world bee day (yesterday), but I super-duper love bees. I have about zillion flowers in my garden, with large swath devoted to native wildflowers. Here is a painting that is currently hanging in my dining room, but is available for sale on Etsy: https://t.co/4xJ39sgYHE

First Song of Spring is a part of the ReAwakening show at Hive ArtSpace this month. 12"x12" (30c, x30c,), watercolor on paper mounted to cradled birch wood panel with a depth of 1.5", no need to frame. You can buy this month in person or by emailing Susan. https://t.co/UwHvJfY5Bj @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

First Song of Spring is a part of the ReAwakening show at Hive ArtSpace this month. 12"x12" (30c, x30c,), watercolor on paper mounted to cradled birch wood panel with a depth of 1.5", no need to frame. You can buy this month in person or by emailing Susan. https://t.co/UwHvJfY5Bj

Happy skippers for #colour_collective @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Happy skippers for #colour_collective

I gave the cat a fresh bouquet of catnip from the garden. @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

I gave the cat a fresh bouquet of catnip from the garden.

The painting has been mounted to a birch wood panel. Later this week, I'll trim the paper, sand the sides, seal the painting and apply a clear finish to the wooden sides. This painting is 20"x24" (50 cm x 61 cm), watercolor and ink on paper. @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

The painting has been mounted to a birch wood panel. Later this week, I'll trim the paper, sand the sides, seal the painting and apply a clear finish to the wooden sides. This painting is 20"x24" (50 cm x 61 cm), watercolor and ink on paper.

Halfway done! @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Halfway done!

Work in progress... I am painting a large watercolor of a Florida alligator in a meadow of yellow flowers. @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Work in progress... I am painting a large watercolor of a Florida alligator in a meadow of yellow flowers.

My daughter and i are making sugared violets tomorrow, but not until the hamster has had her fill. @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

My daughter and i are making sugared violets tomorrow, but not until the hamster has had her fill.

Sharing this recent painting for this week's #colour_collective.

"Brood X", 8"x8" (20 cm x 20 cm), watercolor and ink on paper @NicoleSmeltzer Nicole Smeltzer Videos and pictures

Sharing this recent painting for this week's #colour_collective. "Brood X", 8"x8" (20 cm x 20 cm), watercolor and ink on paper