Fearless Friday, Watercolor


Tell  me, what do you see?





With flowers in mind, I dropped spots of  watercolor on a paper that had been dampened randomly

Tilt the paper to create runs and drips

I quickly used a brush to spread some of the larger drops into shapes

I had photos of different flowers to refer to as I painted

This shape on the the far left brought a rose to mind





I added petals and a stem




leaves and color




In the large yellow area on the right I saw a sunflower







I added a dark center






darker petals




then more petals, in a lighter shade





Then black details, a stem, and leaves





Next to the sunflower I saw the pink dots as Larkspur





More spots for blooms, and green petals and stems





A Cone Flower was added to balance the composition, and abstract Black-eyed Susans in the lower right





Grass filled in the bottom, and this quick sketch was done





It’s fun to let go and just see what happens!

Be Fearless!


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26 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor”
  1. Jodi says:

    Fun and fearless and lovely!!

  2. pattyanneart says:

    So much fun to let go and be fearless!! 💚🌼 Love it, Jenna. 😊🌸

  3. I love how free your work is, Jenna. Fearless — I need to work on that! I will have time to paint this weekend and I’m going to try this as an exercise in loosening up. I just hope I can see the flowers through the drips! If not, then it will be a colorful abstract!

  4. Love your fearless art, it’s absolutely beautiful…….

  5. anne says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I hope you frame that one.

  6. I love “watching” you paint – you certainly are a talented artist!!

  7. Sharon Mann says:

    A few splatters and wala…a beautiful painting. Lovely Jenna!!

    • thanks Sharon, it was one of those paintings that I didn’t like at first but after stepping away for a while I changed my mind…do you ever do that?

      • Sharon Mann says:

        HI Jenna – I do that all the time, stepping always helps. I usually take a walk when I’m struggling with an idea and by the time I get back I’ve revolved the issue.

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow! How pretty is that! You are SO talented! Will that become a tote or a pillow?

  9. Kitty says:

    You are soooo creative and talented, Jenna! Those splatters of paint sure brought forth such loveliness by YOU!

  10. Just gorgeous Jenna! LOVE FF. Have a great weekend!

    Johanne Lamarche


  11. Jenna, you are totally amazing and fearless with your art! Love it!

  12. Rosie M. says:

    Bravo, Jenna!!! I absolutely LOVE this painting. I didn’t see any of that beauty lying beneath those dots and swirls. You are an AMAZING artist!! So much fun to watch and learn from!! Thank you for this post. It absolutely made my day!

  13. You make it look easy and have the gift.

  14. Mary says:

    I love how you ‘grew’ flowers from a dribbles and drops of paint Jenna! So beautiful! Enjoy your weekend ♥

  15. lulu says:

    You are amazing! I can imagine doing the drops but not having them lead to such a wonderful finished piece.

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