Fearless Friday, Watercolor & ink


The hardest part of painting for me is editing what I see



Food fascinates me not only because I love to cook, but because of all the magical colors and textures



Painting every single detail is not my thing, I’m just not that patient…my style is more impressionistic than realistic



I start with simple shapes and then gradually add details

More layers of color and a light background



At this point I was feeling stuck so I grabbed a black fine liner pen to add extra definition



It’s freeing and fun to experiment with different mediums and techniques



I would love to illustrate my own cookbook, so I’m practicing…



It looks a lot like the sweet and sour chicken I make for Chicken Lettuce Wraps!!


No wonder the photo in Food Network Magazine caught my eye!



This is a great summer recipe, loaded with crunchy fresh vegetables, sauteed chicken with a sweet and sour sauce, and cashews 😋


Paint your food and eat it too!


All this talk of chicken reminded me of this “Crazy Chics” floor cloth



I decided crazy chics would be a fun addition to my Society6 Shop , and would make fun girlfriend gifts…


So get a little crazy 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

17 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor & ink”
  1. That is a fun floor cloth! Have a good weekend Jenna.

    Johanne Lamarche


  2. This is delightful! I love watching you paint –and I agree about adding pen to sometimes modify the definition. It’s such a good technique!

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  4. Sandra D, Joliet says:

    Love the funky chickens.

  5. You truly make your art come to life! Love the crazy chicks design! What fun!

  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’ve always loved your crazy chicks 🙂 Illustrating your own cookbook is such a great and fun idea!

  7. Jenna, what a fun floorcloth! I love the idea of illustrating your own cookbook!!! You go, girl!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    Painting food is hard for me because I want to eat it! Lol! 😄 Your painting looks delish! 🍴🥗

  9. love your chicks! So fun and funky!!

  10. I always enjoy your paintings and, like you, love illustrated food pictures. I don’t have your talent, but am taking a class in learning food illustration. It is so much fun! One of these days I’d like to illustrate my own cookbook as well. Great post!

    • Thanks Pattie! How exciting, I’m so glad to hear you’re taking classes, I haven’t heard of a class for food illustration, I”m green with envy! I wish you best of luck! >

  11. Kim says:

    I’m a crazy chick for your Society 6 stuff, Jenna! I may have to order mugs for my crazy chick friends. I placed a rug and bath mat order already today, so it’ll have to wait for another day! 🙂

  12. Bee Smith says:

    I love all your paintings , cute and love some of the recipes!!! GREAT blog.

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