Fearless Friday, Roses for Mother’s Day!

Roses for Mother’s Day!

This is a special Fearless Friday~

An artist blogger buddy,  Jodi   joined me in a watercolor demonstration to show you how 2 artists can paint the same subject and have 2 different intrepretations, 2 similar, yet very different paintings



I sent her this photo and she painted the stunning impressionistic watercolor below




I really love her fast and loose style!   My bouquet is below right



Her roses seem to be singing and smiling!!  Just like Jodi’s warm, bubbly personality~




Although I consider my style impressionistic too, it’s not as loose and a little shy….sort of like me 😉



Jodi began her process with a little Warm Up, pictured above, which I love just as much as her finished bouquet




This is how my Mother’s Day Roses got started



Because the subject was fairly complicated, with multiple blooms, leaves and colors,



I did a line sketch to help me edit the photo visually, see the shapes, add and subtract for a pleasing compostion and get a feel for the blooms



Next I colored it with pencils to memorize the color variations, so I could paint faster and more freely, without sweating the details



Then I started my usual process by building the shapes with color and layers





Another way to help with a complicated subject is to use filters or photo effects, like the photo below, created with the Waterlogue for iPhone/iPad app



It helps you see the shapes, tones and color variations, and basically simplifies the equation for your composition


Many of Jodi’s unique paintings are available as prints and cards, along with her DIL’s fun vintage signs, in their Etsy Shop here



My version of Mother’s Day Roses is available as an art print and on 19 other different items in my Society6 shop here



Thank you Jodi for helping out today!

Be sure to visit Jodi at the Creative Life In Between here, and get her thoughts on our watercolor roses paintings today

Her photos and recipes are just as stunning as her paintings, and she has an adorable side kick named Charlie  🐾

Have fun and Be Fearless!!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore


Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Foodie Friends Friday

















27 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Roses for Mother’s Day!”
  1. Wow, Jenna, I love your Friday insights into the mind and workings of an artist! The entire process seems so logical when you explain it, yet I would not know where to begin on my own. The line drawing you did to start makes me think you should add a collection of adult coloring books to your repertoire. That’s my idea of doing art and I do love to color! Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Linda

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Jenna! What a privilege it was to do this with you. Thank you so much for inviting me to do this with you. I feared my painting was a bit amateurish compared to yours, but you inspire me, and you made me FEARless! You inspire me daily with your many talents, and I think of you as a blogging soul sister! We share so many of the same passions and interests. I hope someday we can get together in person and cook and paint and be fearless together! I love the 1-2-3-4 punch in the title. You are so amazingly creative. This was such an honor to do. Maybe we make it a yearly mother’s day tradition. Happy Mother’s day sweet friend! Hugs from Mars! xo

    • It was tons of fun Jodi! I am always blown away at how much painting you get done every week! You inspire me, and have made me fearless! We must definitely do this again!

  3. Jenna and Jodi, you two are fabulous artists. I love the two different interpretations. Just beautiful! Love, love, love!

  4. Both bouquets are gorgeous, Jenna and Jodi! It is interesting to see your individual process. In the eyes of this beholder, I love both bouquets! Happy Mother’s Day to both of you and thank you for the early bouquet of roses.🥀

    Johanne Lamarche


  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    I enjoyed seeing the steps you took to complete your painting. What a fun challenge to do with Jodi! Fun to see how you both interpreted them differently. I look forward to seeing more of your art as I’m now following you! 🌹🎨👍

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Wow, two different artist and two fabulous interpretations of a bouquet. Love the step by step instructions, so interesting for this non artist! Happy Mother’s Day Jenna…….

  7. Love to see different interpretations of the same item – It is quite interesting how everyone sees the same thing differently, too – however your styles are very similar (and yours is still my fav tee tee)

  8. Rhonda Nelson says:

    You are so talented, love looking at your creations, I can do stick people is about it, thanks for sharing your talent….

  9. Mary says:

    Gorgeous Jenna and what a fun to challenge to paint from the same photo. I love both your’s and Jodi’s versions of the roses! I agree with Linda about the coloring books 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day ♥

  10. Jenna, your talent goes above and beyond. Love the paintings. i appreciate both versions. You make it seem so easy. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  11. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day. I love your pretty art work you did of the roses. I love your pretty painting and ink sketches.
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  12. Jenna says:

    Those are gorgeous! I need to start getting creative again 🙂
    -Jenna <3
    Follow me back? The Chic Cupcake

  13. Kim says:

    This is so interesting! I love seeing the similarities and differences of how you and Jodi do your painting techniques. The roses are beautiful, and I have good news. I ordered a tote for my mom for Mother’s Day from Society 6 (the gorgeous large pink rose bloom, my favorite). I was getting worried when it hadn’t arrived, and I was leaving Friday to visit her over the weekend. We stopped at the mailbox on the way out, and it was there. Hooray! Thanks for the Mother’s Day inspirations with your lovely Society 6 treats. 🙂

  14. Wow how fantastic! I enjoyed both of the versions of the painted roses. I lack the gene for painting so I very much appreciate the talent others possess in this department! I’m not familiar with Society 6- I’ll have to check it out!

  15. Jenna, I am so glad I have such a talented artist as a friend…you inspire! Thanks for linking to Gardens Galore!

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