Fearless Friday, Fresh Vegetables

I am participating in the 31 day challenge for World Watercolor Month, sponsored by Doodlewash & the Dreaming Zebra Foundation

This charity provides music and art supplies for underprivileged children and young adults all over the world, so they can learn to express themselves creatively.

It is such a great cause, a month to inspire people to paint with watercolor while raising awareness for the importance of art and creativity. Watercolor always challenges me, so I felt like doing this challenge could really help me experiment and get more comfortable.

To kick off the month, I painted fresh vegetables, using this beautiful photo from Food Network magazine as my model

 

 

 

 

 

First step is laying in color shapes with light washes to establish composition

 

 

 

 

Once the composition was laid out I focused on the radishes

 

 

 

 

Adding layers of colors to deepen the tones

 

 

 

 

Next I added more darks to the leaves and began filling in the background

 

 

 

 

The deep dark areas surrounding the radishes really make them pop

 

 

 

 

Now for some work on the beans

 

 

 

Asparagus

 

 

 

At this point I usually get so involved in the finishing details,

I forget to take photos, and all of a sudden it’s done!

 

 

 

 

I used a small brush and quick “flick-like” strokes to do the details on the asparagus spears and tips, and a liner brush to define the radish bottoms and the leaf veins

 

 

 

I will be mixing it up all month, trying different styles and methods

You can see my daily posts on Instagram here

 

Do you like to work in watercolor? If you have any favorite tips,

please share!!

 

Have a creative day, and Be Fearless!

 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging itBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

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15 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Fresh Vegetables”
  1. Beautiful Jenna!

    Sent from the iPhone of Dr. Johanne Lamarche

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  2. pattyanneart says:

    Lovely painting, Jenna! Your colors and details are gorgeous. 😍

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  3. Jenna, I love this watercolor with the radishes, beans, and asparagus. I have enjoyed following this challenge, there is something about watercolor that draws me in! Beautiful!

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  4. Jenna, beautiful watercolor. Great cause and you certainly met the challenge! Your work is always beautiful……….

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  5. Jodi says:

    Looooovvveee your painting!! ❤️

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  6. You make it look so easy, and I know better!! I was working on some painting yesterday, inspired by you, and I need more practice.

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  7. Sharon Mann says:

    Hi Jenna, your watercolor is glorious!

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  8. Gosh, I wish I could take lessons from you. I admire that you just start laying the color down. You know where you going but it’s free. I don’t know how to be free when I paint, even though I’ve tried (usually disastrously!). I love the painting and I appreciated your instructions.

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  9. Rita C. says:

    That’s gorgeous Jenna!

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  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    Great work! They look so real!

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  11. Karen says:

    You make it look so simple but I know it’s not. You are very talented.

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  12. Julie says:

    You do such beautiful watercolors and I love this painting you made.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Hope you have a nice week
    Julie

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  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your veggies look so real! I especially like how you painted the asparagus! 💚💙💜

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