Fearless Friday, Peach Pie

Okay, since it’s been all about peaches this week on the Painted Apron, you probably saw this coming…


A peach painting~



Peaches are fascinating to me because if you look closely you can see many different colors in their skins



This Waterlogue version of the original photo really emphasizes the various colors

Experimenting with different photo editing filters is great for artistic inspirations



I printed the 2 photos for reference while I was painting



Most of my acrylic paintings begin with a black gesso underpainting



A simple color block backgound of blues and green makes the colorful peaches pop



The bright lime was mixed from Cerulean blue and Cadmium Yellow Medium



I like to let the black peek through for drama



Next came layers of exaggerated tones of pink, peach, yellow, orange and red, using mixtures of Cad Orange, Cad Yellow Med, Permanent Rose, Cad Red Light and Titanium white



This canvas is 10″ x 10″ and I wanted the painting to be fast and loose so I painted it quickly without any fuss, just large blocks of color



Final highlights and leaves



“Peach Pie”

Peach Pie is available on over 16 items in my Society 6 Shop too,  including pillows and tote bags


Square pillows come in 3 sizes, with or without inserts, and a choice or indoor or outdoor fabric.  You can see pillow here

Totes are available in 3 sizes also, you can see the Peach Pie tote here



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,

Glorious Gardens,    Celebrate and Decorate,

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

Lori’s Culinary Creations,  Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time     Foodie Friends Friday

18 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Peach Pie”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    If there is anything better than your recipes it has to be your paintings. These peaches look good enough to eat! Have a wonderful weeekend Jenna.

  2. Jodi says:

    So bold and bright and beautiful!

  3. Love my Fridays art tutorials. Just peachy, Jenna.

    Johanne Lamarche


  4. Jenna, I too love the colorful hues of a peach and you captured them perfectly! I have enjoyed all of your peachy posts this week…my favorite summer fruit. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  5. I love your fabulous peach painting. Underpainting is so much easier with acrylic than watercolor, which, if you aren’t really careful, I’ve discovered, can end up like mud! These colors are just fabulous — filled with color and light!

    • Thanks Jeanie, I’ve never heard of doing underpainting for watercolor, I can’t see that working at all…I think it’s fun to be able to get different effects with different mediums. I’ve never painted with oil but I know underpainting wouldn’t work for that either with its long drying time. Have fun experimenting!


  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love your big bold beautiful peaches!! Fabulous painting Jenna!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  7. Sandra D, Joliet says:

    Your paintings are pretty as a peach…..

  8. Stacey says:

    I just really appreciate your painting lessons! You make it look doable. Love the peaches.

  9. Linda says:

    Wonderful painting Jenna. I love your vision and how you turn them into lovely products to. Such talent you have. Have a great weekend.

  10. Kim says:

    Even though I have no time to do my own, I always love seeing how you paint. The process intrigues me. Your talent inspires me. The Society 6 products beckon me. 🙂

  11. Mary says:

    Just Peachy Jenna! I love the color blocks, they make the peaches pop! Your fruits and veggies would make a fun series to hang in the kitchen 🙂

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