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  • Who’s Turning 40?


  • Turning 40 Illustrated Card

  • My husband is turning 40….!!


  • Ice Cream and Cake


  • Ice Cream and Cake Birthday Card

  • My Zumba instructor just had her birthday a few days ago, so I made her a card with my favorite workout dance song in Zumba…. Ice Cream and Cake! Scroll down and you can see the workout video. 🙂  


  • Teacher Appreciation Card Ideas


  • classroom illustration, natalie bradley art, teacher appreciation idea

  • Brainstorming more ideas for Teacher Appreciation cards and gifts…. what to do?


  • School Supplies


  • school supplies illustrations, natalie bradley art

  •   I’ve started sketching everyday objects for fun — I don’t know why, but it makes my heart full. I started sketching everyday office objects in my art journal and I got the idea that these would make great teacher … Continue reading


  • Marti’s at Midday in Athens, GA


  • Marti's at Midday by Natalie Bradley, Marti Schimmel

  • My very first mentor in the event planning industry was in a bad accident a little over a week ago now. As I’ve been praying for her recovery and complete healing, I realized she has no idea how much she has … Continue reading


  • Mari’s Violin Recital


  • art journal, natalie bradley, violin cartoon illustration

  • My sweet little (ten year old) cousin Mari just had her very first violin recital at school last week. So I did a couple of quick sketches in my art journal from a picture her mom sent to me. Mari … Continue reading


  • Random Sketches


  • family cartoon illustration, people sketches, Natalie Bradley art, people illustration

  • I’ve been working on my illustrations and sketches of people a lot more lately. I’ve been sketching a lot of everyday things – swinging in the backyard, dancing, spinning with a baby doll. Drawing people is difficult but I’m starting … Continue reading


  • Family Cartoon Illustration


  • family cartoon illustration, Natalie Bradley art, thank you card illustration

  • My dad is getting married again and his bride asked me to do a cartoon illustration of the two of them with her children and my family (I’m my father’s only child). It turned out pretty cute – and will make … Continue reading


  • You’re My Lobster


  • he's her lobster, lobster Friends episode, lobster illustration, Natalie Bradley art

  • Last month was my husband and my 15th wedding anniversary. I do not feel old enough to have been married this long, but apparently it’s true! 🙂 One of our favorite Friends episodes is when Phoebe says that Rachel is Ross’s lobster … Continue reading


  • Happy St. Paddy’s Day


  • St. Patrick's Day illustration, St. Paddy's Day, Natalie Bradley Art, the Trinity and St. Patrick

  • I totally forgot to share this. I love doodling in my sketch book and on scraps of paper – any paper I can find. So last week, I had some fun making a St. Patrick’s Day illustration. Hope yours was … Continue reading


  • Ribbit


  • Chill Frog, frog notecards, frog painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor frog, frog illustration

  • I love frogs. I’ve actually been obsessed with frogs for most of my life. Last week, I decided to paint a frog for a fellow frog-loving cousin’s birthday and I’m so happy with how he turned out! Here’s the frog … Continue reading


  • Goldfish Notecards


  • goldfish notecards, goldfish painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor goldfish, goldfish illustration

  • I love the lyrical movement of goldfish fins. They always look so graceful! So the other day I started sketching and painting one … and it turned into a pretty painting! I’m offering Cleo the Goldfish two ways – as … Continue reading


  • New Notecards in the Shop


  • dragonfly notecards, dragonfly painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor dragonfly, dragonfly illustration

  • I have been working hard on “beefing up” my Etsy shop with prints and cards for my customers. This week, I just added hummingbird cards, dragonfly cards, and ginkgo leaf cards. These are all from my custom original watercolors. Click … Continue reading


  • Downtown Greensboro GA Home


  • historic-greensboro-ga-homehistoric-greensboro-ga-home

  • This beautiful home in Greensboro, GA, was a pleasure to paint. This was a commissioned painting that is a birthday gift for her daughter-in-law. I’m also a sucker for older white homes. I’m not sure why, but I LOVE them! … Continue reading


  • Another Christmas Doodle


  • Christmas Owl Watercolor Illustration

  • When I need a break from painting custom portraits, or simply need to smile, my go-to is generally Christmas doodling of some sort. It’s my absolute favorite time of year. This is a sweet little watercolor Christmas Owl all bundled … Continue reading


  • Sometimes You Just Need to Doodle


  • christmas car and Christmas Tree watercolor

  • Sometimes you just need to doodle a little Christmas to brighten your spirits… This was a fun little vintage-feeling car with a Christmas tree on top. It seriously made me smile. And I needed that on this particular day. Art … Continue reading


  • Peter Pan, Jake and the Neverland Pirates… and Reese


  • neverland, jake and the neverland pirates, kid drawing

  • Everything I do, my mini wants to do too. So with all the illustrations and paintings I’ve been working on as of late, Reese decided to create her own masterpiece of something she is mildly obsessed with … Neverland! Then … Continue reading


  • Dream Home Illustration


  • custom home portrait, home watercolor illustration

  • This is a custom home portrait of my friend Mary Helen’s dream home. Mary Helen has purchased so many paintings from me. I am so thankful for her supporting my art so much. It’s hard to put into words how … Continue reading


  • Greensboro GA Courthouse


  • greensboro ga historic courthouse

  • This illustration is from my art journal and is a really rough sketch. This is a line and wash style sketch of this historic Greensboro, GA courthouse. I’ll have to clean this one up a lot before I do a … Continue reading


  • Custom Home Portrait Wedding Gift


  • custom home portrait, watercolor home illustration, wedding gift, real estate agent thank you gift

  • This beautiful home was a commission a groom purchased for his beautiful bride of their first home together. She’s one lucky woman! Best wishes and congratulations to this New Jersey couple!       If you would like a custom home … Continue reading


  • Bridal Bouquet Illustration


  • bridal bouquet, bouquet illustration, wedding flowers illustration

  • My step cousin Kristyn asked me to paint her bridal bouquet in an illustration style. I totally stepped out of my comfort zone but we’re really happy with how it turned out. It turned out great! I can’t wait to do more! … Continue reading


  • Libby Lou


  • shih tzu watercolor, pet portrait, pet illustration

  • My good friend and talented photographer (who I also use to babysit) lost her fur baby Libby Lou. Melissa Prosser Collazo and I have also worked together on several fabulous weddings over the years and she has also been a … Continue reading


  • Mama’s View from the Waiting Room


  • line and wash, watercolor, illustration, waiting room, doctor's office watercolor, natalie bradley artist

  • Well, I’ve been a busy bee painting away … but we have also had some “life” experiences that have come before anything else. Little miss had to have some dental work on Wednesday, and my nerves were shot thinking about … Continue reading


  • Multiple Custom Home Paintings


  • custom home portrait, home illustration

  • I just finished the fourth custom home painting out of six of this gorgeous home in south Georgia. Only two more homes to go! This home is so beautiful and I’ve loved painting it! I am truly honored to paint … Continue reading


  • Tea Party Invitation Sketches


  • reese tea party, teapot watercolor with peony

  • My daughter’s ninth birthday is coming up and she’s requested a dolly and me tea party. So last weekend I did a few sketches. I’ll share the final invitation soon… First is the teapot with a peony tucked by its … Continue reading


  • Christmas Card Idea


  • vintage style Christmas tree card watercolor

  • And I’m working on some Christmas card ideas to stay fresh and not get stagnant painting homes. I LOVE painting people’s homes, I just needed a little reprieve. 🙂 Vintage (and vintage-style) Christmas cards are my favorite. So I’m playing … Continue reading


  • Halloween Card Ideas


  • halloween-jackolantern-with-hat, watercolor, halloween illustration

  • I had to take a tiny break from houses and have some fun coming up with Halloween card ideas for my Etsy shop. Here’s a cute little jack-o-lantern. I just love Jack!!


  • A Portrait of a Childhood Home


  • Lakeshore Drive Home Portrait, Americas GA, home watercolor portrait

  • This painting just makes my heart full. It’s a gift from a mother of grown children of the home they were all raised in. They no longer live here, but obviously the home lives on in their hearts. This is … Continue reading


  • Brick Ranch Home Portrait


  • home portrait, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Watkinsville GA Home, The perfect Real Estate Agent Gift

  • This is the third home I painted for a woman who ordered three custom home portraits for her three closest friends. I hope they love their homes as much as she does!    


  • A Beautiful Home for a Friend


  • McNair Home, home portrait, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Watkinsville GA Home, The perfect Real Estate Agent Gift

  • A friend of mine from the high school days (20 years ago… how is that possible?) asked me to paint her sweet family’s home. I am honored by all the wonderful people in my life who ask me to paint … Continue reading


  • Yellow Ranch Home Portrait


  • yellow ranch home portrait, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Watkinsville GA Home, The perfect Real Estate Agent Gift

  • Just another gorgeous home somewhere in Georgia…. One of my customers purchased several paintings of homes – they are all for her girlfriends. Isn’t that just so sweet?! What wonderful people are out there if you look and listen for … Continue reading


  • The Perfect Gift


  • Leslie Jones Jasper County Client, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Watkinsville GA Home, The perfect Real Estate Agent Gift

  • Last weekend, I finished this home portrait for a real estate agent who decided these are the perfect gift for her clients at closing. I have to agree! 🙂 Seriously though — so many real estate agents give impersonal gifts … Continue reading


  • Georgia Home Watercolor Illustration


  • Bishop GA Home Watercolor, Hooks-Baldwin Home, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Watkinsville GA Home, Statham GA Home

  • Another beautiful watercolor illustration of a beloved home in Georgia…. Do you want a home portrait? Go to my Etsy shop to get started! Message me with any questions at all!          


  • A Beautiful Home for a Beautiful Bride


  • Hooks-Baldwin Home, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Watkinsville GA Home, Statham GA Home

  • This home was another pleasure to paint … not just because the home is lovely, but also because the home belongs to one of my brides from last year! That makes my heart full!! I hope you enjoy it Baldwin … Continue reading


  • Cherishing a (Home) Memory


  • albany ga brick home portrait, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting

  • Selling a home where you raised a family, created countless memories, and symbolizes so much love can be very painful. This home owner decided to create a keepsake to hold on to the image of this home for her family. … Continue reading


  • A Home Portrait for a Friend


  • Blue Ranch House, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting

  • This home is one of three home portraits that a lovely woman commissioned for some of her best friends. I think that is just so sweet!  


  • Our First Home – Home Portrait Wedding Gift


  • The Lindseys First Home, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley

  • A friend of mine commissioned a painting of her best friend’s home-t0-be. He is marrying his sweetheart this fall and they’re moving into his Grandmother’s home. It’s beautiful and full of all sorts of vintage charm and character. I hope … Continue reading


  • 1950s Beach Bungalow


  • 1950s Beach Bungalow, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley

  • I was super excited to paint this one for one of my teachers at University of Georgia! Her Grandfather built this beach house for his family in the 50s…and she ordered 3 of these for her family members for Christmas. I … Continue reading


  • “Miss” Mary’s Studio


  • Grandmama's Studio, Miss Mary's Piano Studio, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley

  • My Grandmother (known to her pupils as “Miss” Mary) was a piano and voice teacher for quite a few decades. As a result, she has touched hundreds (if not thousands) of people in her life through music, including my Mom, … Continue reading


  • Charming Five Points Cottage


  • 5 points cottage, Custom House Portrait Illustration - Original Home Watercolor Painting, Natalie Bradley Artist, watercolor by Natalie Bradley

  • I’ve discovered that every house I paint, I pretty much want to have and move into immediately. Maybe it’s because I have to study it so much and look for the charm to work into each painting? I’m not sure … Continue reading