Fearless Friday on Thursday, Pink Flower Therapy!


Welcome to Fearless Friday on Thursday this week, tomorrow I will be participating in a special edition of the Tales of the Traveling Tote Adventures, sharing photos of where in the world we have taken a favorite piece of MacKenzie-Childs tableware

It is going to be a lot of fun!




I have been using flowers to brighten up my home and spirits during dreary January and these pink flowers are really perking me up!





I haven’t painted with acrylics lately, and it was so much fun to be in my studio painting, breaking free and loosening up





Instead of doing my normal black or gray underpainting, I decided to try red.  A local artist friend of mine, Melanie Morris, often under paints with red and it makes her florals and landscapes really pop




Next I established the composition by adding large flower shapes in light pink





Then came the background, painted quickly with broad strokes in different directions, letting some of the red peek through





Next, some foliage





I prefer to mix my own greens with different combos of Hansa Yellow, Cad Yellow Medium, Cerulean Blue and Ultramarine





I didn’t fuss over the leaves, just general shapes





to finish the flowers, I mixed color into Soft Gel to create an Impasto effect





I added some white to parts of the greenery, indicating another type of foliage, and highlighted the leaves with yellow





Fast and loose, my favorite way to paint!



“Pink Flower Therapy” 12″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas


Let loose and Be Fearless!



Flower Therapy is available as a print in my Society 6 Shop here, and 22 other items, pillow, tote, cards, phone covers, trays, coasters, travel mugs, furniture, canvas print, poster, clock, rug, cutting board

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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

31 Responses to “Fearless Friday on Thursday, Pink Flower Therapy!”
  1. Jenna, your pink flower therapy is a breath of spring! I love the pretty shades of pink. I look forward to checking out all of you ladies tomorrow. Happy Thursday!

  2. Jodi says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! Jenna – could you email me and let me know how to do this thing that people do and I see you discovered with adding your art to a photo in a setting like this? It really makes it stand out. My email is mckinneyjodi@gmail.com. I would appreciate! Thanks!!!

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh how beautiful this painting came out! I enjoy how you show us how your paintings come to be. Such a lovely addition to your home. 💗

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s post!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Stunning painting Jenna!!

  5. I love your fast and fearless method. Did it totally freak you the first time you painted the whole canvas red?!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh Jenna, your floral painting is stunning! I adore flowers, and this is just beautiful. You are so talented! Enjoy your day!!!

  7. pattyanneart says:

    Oh this is gorgeous, Jenna!! 🌸💗💚
    I love seeing your acrylic painting process.

  8. Very nice!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    WOWZA!! Your painting turned out spectacular, Jenna!! ❤️ I would not have thought to start on a red background! 🌹

  10. Julie says:

    Wow Jenna, you floral painting is gorgeous. I Love it and you always do such a great job. It looks like you have so much fun doing this!
    Have a fun time on Sunday for the Super Bowl!!

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a wonderful way to “let loose” and relax! I love the red background to start and the colors are lovely. What a great way to ease into thinking Spring……….

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    Jenna, that is so pretty! I really enjoy seeing your step be step process and then the finished painting. Thank you for taking us into your studio, it was almost like being there! 😄

  13. Mary says:

    Love your Flower Therapy Jenna! ♥

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