Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch


A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Importance of Drawing, and how drawing regularly helps improve all creative activities.  Drawing for fun not purpose, just for the enjoyment…





I think it’s important to do the same with paint, have fun and experiment with your medium without pressure of producing a show stopping masterpiece…wonderful things can happen when the pressure is off…





Watercolor is a little out of my comfort zone, so I am trying to practice more and learn different techniques.  I want to paint this beautiful arrangement from Everyday Living with acrylics, but decided to do a watercolor sketch first





I started with painting shapes where the main blooms are





Next I did a light gray wash indicating the watering can





More blooms and stems





More color





More greens and darker tones





An loose ink outline for emphasis





Light shadow washes for the final touch



If you’re wondering where the handle is, I totally forgot to add it!  It wasn’t until I was proof reading this post that I noticed … 😳 you can barely see it in Pam’s photo below… I will be sure to include it when I do the acrylic version!!




step by step collage





Practice, Play, Grow!

Be Fearless!


FYI, Society 6 has just added fanny packs and mini prints to their product line, fanny packs can hold your important things and keep your hands free, and mini prints can add a pop of style to your desk top or other small spaces.  They start at $6! You can also get an optional wooden stand or frame, for just a little bit more!




To see all the mini prints click here

I love the optional wood stands!


🌹 🎨 🌷 🎨 🌹


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,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade


37 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch”
  1. Mary says:

    I adore your artistic rendering of Pam’s watering can bouquet Jenna! The whimsy of the tulips and wispy garden flowers lend themselves perfectly to watercolor, handle or no handle! ♥

  2. Nancy Sharp says:

    I love Fearless Friday and watching you make your drawings look so easy. I have several pillow covers of yours that I love. Thank you for adding beauty to my world.

  3. Jenna, I am so excited to open your post and see what you are painting – My Watering Can full of spring blooms! It is so beautiful in watercolor, I don’t think I would have noticed the missing handle! Happy Friday!

  4. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Beautiful, Jenna.

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Your artwork is glorious, I love the free spirit of the blooms, thanks for sharing Jenna.

  6. Looks wonderful, Jenna. Just this week I got out the lovely pillows I got from your Society Six store for the bench on the veranda. They are the perfect touch of spring for the front.

  7. Michelle says:

    Beautiful flowers!! I love the watering can. It’s so neat that fanny packs are back in style. I used to hate when my mom wore hers, but they are such a good idea! 🙂

  8. lulu says:

    The ability to draw is such a gift, one I do not have despite taking lessons. As you know, I so admire your talent.

  9. Sally Clem says:

    I loved your watercolor painting, Jenna!

  10. Benita says:

    Your watercolor is gorgeous and I love that you show exactly how it came into being…while I can’t so one single bit of this, I do love to see how you draw/paint! Hugs!

  11. I love this, Jenna. I really admire that you can put the paint down, no sketch first, and have it turn out proportionally perfect. Love the colors on this — you had a good piece to work from! Pam’s photos are the best.

  12. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, as usual you make the most pretty sketches and paintings. Have a great day.

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Watercolor doesn’t come easy for me either, Jenna but I find experimenting does take the pressure off! 😍🎨 I really like your first painting and how loose and colorful it is!! And I like your watering can piece too! Both are so cheerful! 🌸💗🌷

    • Yes, I like the first one too, and it was meant to be just a doodle, but I liked it so much I put it on Society 6…I do want to paint the watering can again, I think it’s going to look great in acrylic 🎨 I hope you have a creative weekend!

  14. pattyanneart says:

    Gorgeous paintings, Jenna!! 🌸💚🌷 I love your advice to practice, play, and grow. I really think that doing that has helped me improve my work and find much joy. 😊💗

  15. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, your water color is lovely, no handle needed! Lovely photo of the watering can with flowers.
    Thinking of you, enjoy the weekend……….hugs

  16. Cyndi Raines says:

    How lovely, perfect for spring! I didn’t even notice the missing handle,shhhh don’t tell anyone and they won’t notice either! 😉

  17. Nancy says:

    I bet Pam was thrilled to see this! How gorgeous it came out!

    Bravo my friend!

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