Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change

We don’t have the first autumn leaf on the Alabama Gulf Coast, our leaves are of the palm variety…

Why not paint some!

I started with painting an area with clear water and adding color, known as the wet into wet technique

This is the fun side of watercolor, letting the paint do it’s own thing, the colors mix and blend

Autumn leaves are often a rainbow of colors

A few splatters just for fun, and then set aside to dry

While this was drying I got out a set of Watercolor Brush Pens to play with

You can get this set from Amazon here

When I first got them I was not impressed, but I had never really given them a good try

I did a quick leaf sketch, practicing the leaves I wanted to ink on the watercolor painting for finishing

I colored and played and blended with a clear water pen, available here

And happily decided I like these pens after all!

They really do blend like watercolor~ and the handy waterbrush is so convenient, it has a top like a marker, and doesn’t leak

Fill the empty barrel with water, and you are good to go.  Simply remove the top and squeeze the body to release water as needed

The waterbrush pen works with watercolor pencils too

Inktense pencils can be used alone or blended with water

Right now Dick Blick here has a better deal on Inktense pencils than Amazon

All these things are great for watercolors at your fingertips anywhere

You can use a regular watercolor brush and water to blend them also

I keep a handy grab and go art bag nearby at all times

It reminds me to Be fabulous and is just the right size for a variety of supplies

A large sketch book for mixed media, the watercolor pens set, and a carry all pouch all fit nicely inside

The medium Polka Dot Poppies carry all pouch is perfect  for markers, pens, pencils, etc.

Everything I need for traveling, whether it’s on the road or just outside or to another room, is ready for action when I can’t set up my regular watercolors

When the traditional watercolor was completely dryΒ  I drew leaf shapes over the paint with a Master fine point archival ink pen

And now I have plenty of colorful autumn leaves and you can too!


No raking needed!

Let loose and Be Fearless!

Carry all pouches are available in sets or 3 sizes and 70 designs here

Tote bags are available in 3 sizes and 96 designs here

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27 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change”
  1. Jenna, your leaves of change are beautiful…you make it look so easy! But you are an artist and you create with such ease! Happy Friday!

  2. Your leaves are just beautiful — and it reminds me to be a little more daring and just let it happen, although I’m not sure my “just let it happen” results could come close to this. I love the happy colors — and it sure is more color than we’re seeing in Michigan this fall!

  3. Ricki Treleaven says:

    I love the leaves! I adore the Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. That’s what I use for my letters and art journaling. I’m too intimidated with watercolor paint! ;P

    Have a wonderful weekend. Roll Tide! (I’m so happy that the Cubbies are playing in the playoffs at 4:30 and Alabama’s kickoff agains the Aggies is at 6:15 so I’ll at least see five innings of the baseball game before Trip makes me change channels!)


    • my husband has gotten me to become a baseball fan, so I’m sure we’ll be watching the Cubs too. Trying to decide where to be this weekend as Nate approaches… You’ve got to try the waterpen with your pencils, it would be a great way to get over your fear! I think you’d like the watercolor brush pens too, because you can control them like pencil or marker

  4. You are SO talented, Jenna!!! I mean, really…just blessed!!!

  5. You are especially fabulous using those new markers! The maple leaves are so pretty, you could almost pass for a Canadian Jenna! πŸ˜‰πŸπŸŽ¨

    Johanne Lamarche


  6. Jodi says:

    Oh I LOVE your leaves! and they look so great on all the products!! Great tips on all the different tools too. Thanks Jenna!

  7. Karen says:

    Your painted leaves are lovely. Although we are seeing plenty of fall leaves here in Europe, when we return home to Florida it will be green leaves of the palms like you.

  8. Jenna, that’s beautiful! I love fall leaves, and the pouch is especially cute!

  9. Sharon Mann says:

    Fun to see the evolution of your art. Beautiful painting.

  10. I love the blender pens! I just wish I could use it and get the same effect as you!! Love the leaves!

  11. Mary says:

    I love your pretty fall leaves with their delicate wash of color Jenna! I was thinking about your beach abode and wondering about Nate and just read your comments above. Hope you’re safe and secure, I know you’ll be glad when hurricane season is over!

  12. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your leaves look so pretty! Thanks for sharing how you did them, Jenna! β€οΈπŸ‚ And I like the art set up you have outdoors! YAY for spontaneous fun! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘

  13. These look great, the pens look good too I might try them out! πŸ™‚

  14. Julie says:

    Oh I love your pretty colorful leaves you made with watercolors. Thanks for sharing your art work at C&C with J&J!
    Enjoy the week Jenna.
    Julie xo

  15. Shreya K says:

    This post is so informative. Loved it! Also the leaves. πŸ™‚

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