Fearless Friday, Fresh Fall Figs

Is is still hot where you are?   😅

 

 

It is hot and humid on the Gulf coast, typical for August,  so I have been drawing inside, in the AC

 

 

I have been exploring and experimenting with all kinds of art supplies, dusting off some old ones and trying out some new, doing renderings with pen, markers and colored pencils

I select my color palette before I start, so I don’t waste a lot of time looking

 

 

I begin with a simple line sketch, using photos or real life for a model

 

 

Then I gradually add color, starting with the darkest darks or the lightest lights, or both

 

 

Building color as I go

 

Markers provide the consistent areas of solid color while colored pencils can soften and blend

Fresh fall figs!

 

 

 

My favorite way to enjoy figs is on a flatbread, like this Figgy Bleu Foccacia with Grapes

 

 

If fresh figs aren’t available, fig jam is a handy thing to use,  it’s heavenly paired with bacon and blueberries on a thin crust pizza like this Fast & Fabulous Flatbread here

 

 

If you would like a framed print of Fresh Figs, it is available here, with 8 different frame options and in 6 different sizes

 

 

“Fresh Figs” is also available on 11 other items in my Society 6 shop 

 

 

 

“Beach Houses” is available on 21 different items, including art prints and canvas

 

Get out your pencils and pens and Be Fearless!

Art News!

I just ordered the September Box from Art Snax, a monthly art subscription box similar to Sketch Box that I shared a few weeks ago.  Art Snax is a little cheaper, $24 a month with free shipping.  The hook that got me is that everyone that orders the September box automatically gets another box from Liquitex with a new art supply they’ve been developing for years!   Sign up here if you’re up for some art supply excitement!

I am not sponsored by Sketch Box or Art Snax, just sharing info with my fellow artist friends

If you’ve discovered a fantastic new art supply please share in the comments below!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

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

Celebrate and Decorate,   Moonlight and Mason Jars    Creatively Crafty

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else    Thursday Favorite Things

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

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21 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Fresh Fall Figs”
  1. Mary says:

    I love your fig renderings Jenna! We always look forward to fig season and have been enjoying a bounty of them from our neighbor’s tree the last few weeks. Your flatbread looks delicious!

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  2. Yum, and pretty too! Just plucked my first fig off a neighbor’s plant this past week – warm and juicy!

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  3. Those figs look good enough to eat! Love the peach and purple combination to bring out the flesh and the blue highlights on the purple skin.

    Johanne Lamarche

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  4. Jenna, I have always loved figs and your flatbread looks delicious! Your painting of the figs is really beautiful! Happy Friday!

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  5. Stacey says:

    You know I love figs and I remember that flatbread recipe! I have some figs right now that I’m planning to do a post with. However, that flatbread is calling my name!

    Love your art and the fearless way you try things!

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  6. Love your figs, Jenna. I am so marker challenged I have to stick with colored pencils! Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Yummy figs, what could be better! I love your recipes and art, the artsy figs, gorgeous. My dad had a huge fig tree and make the best fig perserves. I miss getting those jars of yumminess! Lovely post………

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  8. It’s definitely not scorching hot like it was all summer here in the Midwest! We have been blessed with some cool, less humid days that I am just gobbling up! I don’t know whether or not you are in the path of that big storm coming. If so, PLEASE take care! Have a good, SAFE weekend.

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  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Still hot here in the Pacific NW! 🌞 Love your colorful beach houses and beautiful figs! The focaccia bread looks heavenly, Jenna! I have never had fresh figs – will have to see if I can find them in the store! 😊

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  10. CoziNest says:

    Love the figs! We are having a really nice day here in Birmingham… so far. Low humidity makes all the difference in the world.

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  11. Your foccacia looks delicious! I adore figs.
    Love your amazing art.

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  12. Jodi says:

    OMG – I can’t decide which I like better – the art – or the flatbread – both are awesome! GREAT ART – I think the art wins 🙂 ❤

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  13. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna, what a beautiful fig picture you made. I love the tutorial and how colorful it looks. You really do make it look so easy. It looks like you have such a fun and creative life.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

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  14. Wow that is just gorgeous and it’s on a pillow? Ohhh you are making this so hard for me. I am deep in the middle of a huge purge of “stuff”. That pillow is cuter then words!

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  15. Kim says:

    Your flatbread looks delicious! Your figs are gorgeous and look like I could try this one. Pencils are so much easier to control than paint. 🙂

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  16. Your fig painting and everything in this post looks wonderful — including the flatbread. Have to get back with my colored pencils — it’s been a long time!

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  17. Sandra Garth says:

    I’m pretty sure we’ll be looking at summer in the rear view mirror until next year. One of the best parts of fall around here is fresh figs and I can’t wait! Love the picture and the flatbread.

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  18. this is such a fun DIY, perfect for an inside bit of creativity too, it’s still too hot out. Thank you fr sharing at TFT, pinned and you were featured xo

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