Acryla Gouache Time Lapse || Fox Creek

Last month I received an invitation from Light Grey Art Lab to participate in their Instagram Charity Exhibition. Each day, beginning on December 4, LGAL will feature a handful of prints that art collectors can purchase. The prints are $75 each, including the frame and gift-wrap. To order a print of my painting, Fox Creek, visit and select “#11 - Heather Franzen Rutten.”

Fox Creek   Acryla Gouache, 5x7 inches

Fox Creek
Acryla Gouache, 5x7 inches


There will be an in-person reception in Minneapolis on December 14. Information about this event can be found on LGAL’s Facebook Page.

A portion of the exhibition sales will be donated to four non-profit organizations: ACLU, The Wilderness Society, American Red Cross, and The Humane Society of the United States. As a lifelong animal lover, I selected to donate a my portion to The Wilderness Society.

Please enjoy this time lapse video I recorded of my painting, Fox Creek.


"Julia Florida" by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performed by Edson Lopes
This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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Edson Lopes' YouTube Channel

Watercolor and Colored Pencil Time Lapse || Pickle's Day Out

THROWBACK to this video from May 2017: a painting of a momma croc and her baby! This drawing was for the Illustration Friday prompt “Mother.”



Sakura Koi Watercolor
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Mossery Sketchbook (masked to 4" x 6.75")


Music: "Dill Pickles" by The Heftone Banjo Orchestra
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Bridget - Step-by-Step

I drew my in-laws' dog, Bridget, for Christmas this year. She's become blind but is still very peppy.

Click on the arrows to navigate through the slides and hover over the image to see a description of my tools and techniques.

Stonehenge paper
Faber-Castell Polychromos