Elisha


About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.


I grabbed one of my first finished sketchbooks and pulled out a few of the better ones. I would have shared all the pages, but it’s large and won’t fit on the scanner. I hate editing photos. I hate editing photos I took with a camera instead of scanning the […]

Sunday Sketches – Throw Back


I know, it’s Monday, but here’s my sketchbook from Paris. My niece met me there after my week in the Netherlands and we spent our time walking around and taking in everything we could. Also eating. Lots of eating. If you want to see the Netherlands sketchbook, it’s here. As […]

Sunday Sketches: Meet Me In Paris!


Last year, I was invited to Holland to teach a three day masterclass in watercolor on claybord. You may remember the story from here. via GIPHY It was better than I could have imagined. Margo made me feel so welcomed. I didn’t have to think about anything other than teaching. […]

Watercolor Workshop In Holland








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On my first trip with other artists, I learned the habit of buying a sketchbook from every place I go. I never use those sketchbooks while I’m in said place. It’s just nice having a little reminder when I use it later. It’s a nice way to interweave memories. Sketchbooks […]

The Best Kind of Souvenirs


I went through a few older sketchbooks for this post. Some are from years ago and some are from this year. I’m still working on my sketches from Holland and Paris.

Sunday Sketches





The weather is absurd. It’s so windy I rescheduled lunch plans and refuse to leave my house. Gusts up to 50mph. I feel like I’m back in New Mexico. With my newly freed afternoon, I thought I’d scan in some sketches. I bought a very nice leather sketchbook on my […]

Sunday Sketches





This is the beginning of a new series titled That Face When... The moment I saw Ms. Clinton make this face, I knew I wanted to do a series of powerful women with "that face." The face women make when they just have to sit there and let a man get it out of his system.

New Work





I have thought about just using it as a way to finish up paintings I've already started since that's allowed. However, I only have 7 of those. I do have at least 3 paintings to start next, but there's no way I will finish them in one day a piece.

To 30 in 30 or Not?




Take care of something that's been bothering you for awhile or that you never seem to have time for. Alyson Stanfield calls these "tolerations." The things like fixing a loose drawer. It bothers you, but you probably won't do it until you're trying to sell your house.

Self-Care Saturday