Fearless Friday, Calm, Cool, & Collected

Remember this blank canvas




and this paint




It finally came together








I did the gray underpainting with Annie Sloan Paris Gray chalk paint

Then vertical strokes and a horizontal band at the bottom with Behr flat white wall paint

More vertical strokes with Devine Colors Twig acrylic paint from Target




I used Golden acrylics for the brushed gold band and squeeze bottle Golden gold and silver for the accent stripes





I laid the canvas on a flat surface while drying to prevent further dripping




After drying for 48 hours, I applied 2 coats of clear varnish




I had fun styling it in my dining room




I did a mock up with PicMonkey to show how it’s going to look in DD’s house

Her request was for a plain, as in “not busy,” mostly white painting.  I used gold & silver accents to coordinate with her gray and white decor and the paintings nearby




Breaking Waves is visible in the hall


Breaking Waves 7 thepaintedapron.com


Falling Gold is visible just around the corner in the dining room


Falling Gold abstract with gold leaf


I hope she likes it!



Be Fearless!

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25 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Calm, Cool, & Collected”
  1. Jodi says:

    I have a feeling she will LOVE it! Beautiful Jenna!!!!

  2. I love these tutorials Jenna! I am hoping to get back to my paints in a few more weeks. I have missed it and love this series of soft colors you have done. Breaking waves is my favorite but this latest reminds me of winter birches in Canada and I quite like it too.

  3. This looks just terrific. The tutorial facts are really helpful. I always feel a little out of my element with abstracts and somehow you really do help me get out of my comfort zone — for which I thank you!

  4. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I feel like dressing up like Audrey Hepburn and standing in front of it, taking in the classy feel.

  5. Ellen says:

    My talented friend! Abstracts are interesting, not something I can do, so I love it when I see one that is appealing.

    • thank you Ellen, I do like abstracts but not violent ones that take over the space…if my daughter doesn’t like this, I have several spots in my house I could hang it 🙂 >

  6. Envy your talent…beautiful. I’m going to lay my brush down stick to what I know how to do and enjoy the beauty you create. 🙂 🙂

  7. Lynn Bean says:

    The painting looks lovely on her wall. You have a great eye for what fits the style and decor.

  8. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’m sure your daughter will love her painting! I love the texture from the dripping paint and accent stripes 🙂

  9. Sandra Garth says:

    She will be delighted! The soft colors are just gorgeous.

  10. Jenna, I know your daughter will love this painting that you have created just for her…what a precious treasure to give her! Happy weekend!

  11. It’s really beautiful. Thank you for walking us through your process and materials. It’s so great to hear about and see your vision come to fruition!

  12. Your painting is lovely…thank you for the tutorial. I always wanted to paint something myself but since stick figures are about as artistic as I am nothing ever came of it. You have given me new inspiration! I would love for you to share your projects with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party http://lightandsavvy.com. Hugs- Christine

  13. What a lovely painting. I need to do a lot of practice before I can create something so lovely! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  14. JESS44903 says:

    I LOVE looking at your paintings! 🙂

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