Fearless Friday, Artichoke

My husband loves artichokes, so in honor of his birthday 🎂 today I am sharing a watercolor artichoke

watercolor artichoke


“You’ve got to teach me how to cook an artichoke,” he said


artichoke sketch


“Okay, I’ll send you the link to my recipe, and you can make one while I’m gone this week…”


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I painted this using  the “wet into wet” technique


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Wet the area you want the paint to flow into


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Drop in colors, letting them naturally blend together


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The light source is from the right so the colors deepen towards the left or shadow side of the artichoke


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I also built colors and depth with layers of color


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Artichokes are full of different colors if you really study them


watercolor artichoke


Looks good enough to eat!


artichoke collage

You can find my recipe for Artichokes with Dreamy Lemon Sauce here

I am happy to report that HH cooked an artichoke all by himself with great success!

Now he can cook one for me 😊

Be Fearless!


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14 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Artichoke”
  1. Happy Birthday HH!!! Jenna I love the artichoke! I could see it along with other water-color vegetables for a stunning grouping in a kitchen! Wishing you. Happy 4th weekend!

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Jenna. I loooove this. Thank you for showing the steps! I must learn to take my time and create magic like you do. Happy birthday hubby!

  3. Rhonda says:

    So pretty… love this one! Your talent amazes me! Happy Birthday to your husband! We’ll be celebrating Mr. Ramblings’ this weekend, too! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July Weekend! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  4. laurieccox says:

    This is so pretty! Thank you for showing the steps.

  5. Oh my Jenna…the watercolor is gorgeous!….Happy Birthday to your hubby…and have a great and safe 4th!

  6. I love artichokes too! So well done with all the layers of color, especially the touch of rose. Gorgeous!

  7. Ellen Shook says:

    Happy Birthday to your HH! I LOVE this painting! I need to learn watercolor techniques. Please do some more tutorials — I am going to try!

  8. Lynn says:

    That turned out great! Happy 4th of July Weekend:@)

  9. Mary says:

    Beautiful watercolor Jenna! I agree with Pam about a grouping a veggies for the kitchen 🙂

  10. Kim says:

    That’s awesome! If I ever retire from blogging, I’ll get into all sorts of new ventures – like watercolor painting. Yours inspire me so!

  11. Angela says:

    I love this. It would look great in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing at TOHOT.

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