Fearless Friday, Gearing Up for World Watercolor Month

 

A little watercolor play today as I’m gearing up to join the World Watercolor Month July challenge, hosted by Doodlewash

A Charitable Event to Support Arts Education
Featuring the 31 Watercolors in 31 Days Challenge!

Artists all over the world do a watercolor painting or sketch each day during the month (or whenever you can join in), and share their work online for others around the world to enjoy! Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth when posting your art and use it to meet other watercolor artists around the globe!

World Watercolor Month supports the Zebra Foundation which provides art and music supplies to underprivileged children all over the world so they can express themselves creatively

 

 

Let’s paint!

 

 

 

 

This is a fun exercise,

Wet your paper in several areas and drop in some color,

letting it spread and flow into where you put the water

 

 

 

 

I did this with an hydrangea bloom in mind

Just enough color to suggest the flower

Then a very loose ink sketch to add detail

 

“Pink Hydrangea” 9″ x 12″ watercolor and ink on paper

 

I found the geranium painting, below, on Pinterest and loved the way the shadows grabbed my attention

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately I was unable to source the photo so I can’t give you the artist’s name

 

 

 

 

I was excited to see if I could paint it

 

 

 

 

First, loose shapes suggesting the geranium blooms and shadows

 

 

 

Next I added more layers of color to the blooms, shadows and leaves

 

 

 

 

Next I picked up a fine liner pen to add more definition and it started to come alive

 

 

 

 

 

“Geranium Trio,” after unknown artist, 9″ x 12″ watercolor & ink on paper

 

 

This method is a lot of fun, I hope you’ll give it a try!

Be Fearless!

 

One of my fellow artist blogger friends, Patty Anne, creates beautiful paintings with this technique,

You can visit her here to see her creations

Also another artist blogger buddy, Jodi, Creative Life in Between was chosen to be an ambassador for World Watercolor Month and her precious bee painting was chosen to adorn one of the sponsored products

100% of the proceeds go to the Zebra Foundation. You can purchase a pouch to support the cause here

 

World Watercolor Month is open to everyone, and even if you don’t want to share your paintings on social media, it’s a great way to motivate yourself to paint/draw/create everyday

Drawing or painting everyday can make a huge difference in your skills!

There is even a fun list of prompts that you can use for inspiration, or you can paint and post whatever you want!

 

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

Comments
22 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Gearing Up for World Watercolor Month”
  1. You have an amazing talent – that is just beautiful Jenna. I love your website, you are so creative, it’s inspirational to me since I don’t have a creative bone in my body. 🙂 thank you for sharing!

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  2. Jenna…oh how beautiful and I must say that I love your rendition of the Geranium Trio more!!! Have a great weekend!!

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  3. I think I’m going to do this this year! At least as much as possible. I LOVE this. Your work always makes me smile big!

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  4. Jenna, your geranium trio is beautiful…I love watercolor! Happy weekend !

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  5. Jodi says:

    Love your paintings! And thanks for the support of WWM and the shoutout! You are a sweet blogger buddy!!! ❤ 🙂

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  6. Kari says:

    Love the Geranium trio watercolor…..so soft and Monet-ish…don’t think that is even a word but Jenna, you know what I mean. Have a wonderful week-end.
    Kari

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  7. pattyanneart says:

    Love your beautiful geraniums! Those shades of green are so yummy! 🌿😊💚 Thank you for the shout out my friend. That was so nice of you. 💗💗

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  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, your Geranium Trio is stunning. I always love your step by step tutorials and watching your work come to life! You are such a talented artist. Happy Fourth week……..

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  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    Very pretty Jenna. This event sounds like it will be a lot of fun and challenging for all of you artists, 30 days whew! But what a great cause supporting the Zebra foundation, that is awesome! God bless you and happy painting! Jodi did a great job on the bee and flower painting also. (Can’t wait to see what you paint for “ocean creatures, music and clouds”! ) P.S. Thanking you again for my coaster that I won. I smile every time I use them, knowing that you painted them.

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  10. Mary says:

    I love seeing your artistry in bloom Jenna! 🌸🎨💖

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  11. Beautiful! I will have to try this method! Found you on the make-it-pretty-monday-week-298

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