Fearless Friday, Sweet Holiday Citrus Wreath

 

A great way to brighten your January is with citrus fruits

 

 

 

 

Oranges and grapefruit are at their peak in wintertime USA, and when I drew this citrus laden wreath earlier this fall, it was not only with the holidays in mind, but also the wintertime blues

 

 

 

I was inspired by this photo I found on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

This beautiful arrangement is from a website whose name I can’t pronounce and language I don’t recognize

here is the link to the site filled with uber creative fruit and floral arrangements

 

 

 

Since this is a complicated subject, I began with a light pencil sketch then ink and color

 

 

 

I began coloring the grapefruit by using a red watercolor pencil but when I began to blend it, I quickly realized that the pen I used to outline the sketch was not waterproof and the ink started to bleed

 

 

 

 

It turned into a happy accident because I had to figure out a way to cover up my mistake, and used dots of orange, pink and red

 

 

 

I continued to add dots until they sort of all blended together

 

 

 

With the addition of a white gel pen scribble as a finishing touch, I was very pleased with the texture that resulted

 

 

 

 

Moving on to the kumquats, they were colored with several colors of markers and colored pencils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the colored pencils to add blending and shading, using the scumble method, using small circular blending strokes to apply the color

 

 

 

 

I did the same process for the red and green apples, using marker first, then colored pencil

 

 

 

 

And to finish, coloring the berries and leaves with shades of red and green markers, leaving parts of the berries white for highlights

 

 

 

 

Brighten up your winter days with healthy beautiful citrus!

 

Citrus Explosion

Citrus Gift Basket

Sweet Holiday table

Sweet Holiday stool

Sweet Holiday Tote

 

Have a creative day and Be Fearless!

 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   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   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

Comments
20 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Sweet Holiday Citrus Wreath”
  1. Mary says:

    I love your artistic and colorful rendering of the citrus wreath Jenna…so vivid and bright! And your sunny citrus table too! ♥

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  2. I love this to pieces, Jenna. It’s so cheerful and happy. (And I can see why you might think holidays but I just saw winter relief!) I especially love the detail of the veining of the sections and I love your use of color and blending!

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  3. Jodi says:

    What a GORGEOUS Citrus Wreath you created!!! It is especially beautiful on that stool! Great job Jenna! So bright and happy!

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  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Now I’m awake, your Painting/drawing has cheered me up! Beautiful Jenna. Happy Friday.

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  5. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Jenna, this is one of your prettiest designs yet! Your grapefruit actually made my mouth water! The colors are so striking!! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this today, and letting us watch your creative process.

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  6. pattyanneart says:

    I love the texture on the grapefruit, Jenna. All of the colors on your citrus wreath are bright and lovely! ❤️❤️

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  7. Jenna, this is just beautiful with its vibrant colors. I especially love seeing the citrus colors in winter, it makes me happy!🍊 🍋

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  8. Naomi Shelton says:

    Your rendition of the original photo is delightful! I went to the site and found that the language is Ukranian. I ask for translation and my computer indicated that the Ukranian was being translated to English. You might be able to do this, too. There are other amazing arrangements of fruit to see there, too.

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  9. Julie says:

    Happy New Year Jenna. Your art work is so nice and I love the fruit inspired table you set. It’s the perfect way to brighten up the winter days ahead. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Have a great week.
    Julie xo

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  10. Roslind Sherman says:

    Your post brightened my day … and the beauty of your tablescape encouraged me to start the morning healthy … Grapefruits are one of my favorites and I have been saddly neglecting how good I feel when I consume that tangy taste… Thank You for sharing your inspiring art… Enjoy your week!!

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