Fearless Friday, Watercolor Summer Sipper

Doesn’t this make your mouth water?





Flipping through a magazine recently, I saw this frosty glass and thought it would be fun to paint





First a simple pencil sketch and then adding color to the bottom of glass





If you look closely at a glass you will see many different reflections and colors





I used watercolor pencils and added areas of different colors, then blended them with a water brush pen





You can use a regular watercolor brush and water if you prefer.  I love the waterbrush pens, so handy with the water inside them, and they are available in a variety of points and sizes





After doing the glass I worked on the garnishes




I used the same technique of coloring, then blending






To finish I added an ink outline with a fine liner pen to make everything pop





Have you tried watercolor pencils? I have some Inktense, but I prefer the General and Faber Castell pencils shown below





Remember to use paper that is for wet and dry media, like this Canson Mixed Media Pad, the paper is treated for wet and dry media, and has a fine texture so it’s good for markers too



“Summer Sipper”


Another refreshing drink is available in my Society 6 shop

When Life Gives You Lemons Coasters

When Life Gives You Lemons Travel Mug



“When Life Gives you Lemons” serving tray



Happy Creating!

Be Fearless


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it, Happiness is Homemade  Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

26 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor Summer Sipper”
  1. So pretty, your art is a lovely accent to the summer sun.

  2. Kari says:

    So pretty Jenna and yes, I want to sit and sip your beautiful drink. It pops right out of the painting. I wish I had your talent as I see things and say…I can do that, only to find out that I CAN”T! haha

  3. Nancy Sharp says:

    I love looking at things through your eyes like pointing out the reflections and colors in that picture. I also love when you show how you paint step by step. It is very fascinating to me even though drawing and painting are not my talents.

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Honestly, Jenna, it looks like you could pick up that glass and have a cool drink! Love how you created this watercolor painting!

  5. Cyndi Raines says:

    Amazing! Looks like a real glass of ice cold tea! Just Amazing!

  6. Linda says:

    Jenna, such a lovely rendition. You make everything come alive. The colors are lovely. I have never tried water colors. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  7. My watercolor pencils are derwent and I like them but always game to try others. This is a wonderful shaded piece with the perfect blend of the layers. Hats off to you — it really works and your tutorial (as always) is excellent and very clear!

  8. I always love Fearless Friday to see what you have created and you never disappoint. It is an amazing painting of a summer sipper!

  9. Kitty says:

    No Jenna, I haven’t tried the watercolor pencils, but would love to. My son is always having the kids and I try watercolor, but I really don’t like using a brush all the time. I think for me, the pencils would be better, for the control that I would like.

  10. Beautiful Jenna!

    Sent from the iPhone of Dr. Johanne Lamarche


  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I like your art better than the photograph! 🍹💕 Good work!!

  12. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful work, Jenna!

  13. Jodi says:

    Love your painting. It makes my mouth water more than the photo! 😉

  14. Mary says:

    Your summer sipper looks so refreshing and real Jenna! ♥

  15. Oh I need a water brush pen now! Sharing! This is awesome! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

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