Fearless Friday, Window Box


Between traveling and preparing for Labor Day weekend

I haven’t painted for almost 2 weeks!



One of my favorite ways to warm up is to do line drawings, looking at a book or a magazine, choosing one item from a page and creating sort of a collage


The one below is from a Mary Englebreit book



This more serious botanical drawing, is from a botanical coloring book

Copying other drawings is a great way to practice and learn

I chose a bloom or two from several pages and created my own “page”




Botanical Coloring Book available here




Today I want to share this fast and fun watercolor method

A little color, a little line, a little imagination…





I painted this from a photo from Unsplash

Unsplash provides free useable images, a great source for painting inspirations!





Start with color





My goal with this painting was to simply suggest the various elements





This painting is going to provide just enough information for the viewer to imagine the entire scene





The suggestion of a window and brick wall





Ink to suggest the flower shapes





Sometimes less can be more




Additional line work to define the window and bricks





“Window Box,” 8″ x 10″ watercolor and ink on mixed media paper



This is another painting I did using the same method


“Simple Flowers” 9″ x 12″ watercolor and ink on mixed media paper




Have fun and Be Fearless!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

All About Home Common Ground & Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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, Window Box”
  1. Nancy says:

    I really enjoyed the flower box. We just got back from the Bavarian Alps… where every house has a window box under every window!

    Well done my friend!

  2. Good morning, dear Jenna. I am a sucker for a pretty windowbox and you sure created a beauty. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. I love your window. I have such problems with water and reflection and this is really pretty darned perfect. Love the window box!

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Love your Friday Morning Magic! Thank you, Jenna.

  5. Sarah Anderson says:

    Beautiful! I wish my Lobelia looked that full and pretty. I’ve had to pull it out after the heat of summer, but it never even came close to looking like this. My geraniums either.
    Happy Weekend, Jenna!

  6. Julie says:

    Your did such a pretty water color picture of a window box. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  7. I love, love, love the window box! Beautiful work.

  8. Pattie says:

    I always enjoy your tutorials. I know that you say this is easy, but watercolor takes skill. Trust me. I’ve tried this. Mine looked a bit like baby mess. Ew.

  9. pattyanneart says:

    Always beautiful, Jenna!! 🌸💚 I love seeing your process and lovely artwork. 💗 great tips and inspiration! I’m so in love with window boxes. 😀

  10. Thank you for the painting lesson. 🙂 I love the window and , but the jar of flowers in pretty cool, too!

  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    Great minds do think alike!! Love your Mary Engelbrecht page!! And your botanical drawing!! WOW!! I also like your window box and seeing your progress photos. You are so talented Jenna!! 🌺🌸🌼🌻

    • thanks Jill, I love to draw from the botanical book, I love the way the artist uses fine line shading, similar to Sharon Mann…I wonder how she’s doing, have you been in touch with her since her surgury?

      • Jill Kuhn says:

        Hi Jenna, I have several botanical drawing books but I don’t have that one! 🌿😃 I like how you used it to create your own drawing. Sharon is posting on IG so you can find her art there. She is doing amazing!! She is so positive. I think the treatments zap here energy though so it is hard to keep up with the blogging. 💗

      • ah, great to hear this!! I will follow her, thanks Jill!

  12. Michelle says:

    Beautiful flower box painting! I love how you show us how to do it. One day I’ll get the courage to try it. 😀

  13. thefrenchhutch says:

    Just beautiful Jenna. Your work is amazing and I always enjoy your tutorials. The window boxes reminds me of some of the villages I visited in France. Have a restful weekend……….

  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow! So pretty! You make it look so effortless. 🌼

  15. Mary says:

    Love your window box Jenna!🌸🌺🎨

  16. Jenna, I love the window box. These flowers look fresh unlike my garden that is so tired and thirsty. Happy weekend!

  17. Linda says:

    So very pretty Jenna. Love the colorful window box. Like Emily said, it does remind me of those glorious window boxes filled with beautiful flowers. Love that you share. Enjoy your busy weekend and I hope those led lights impress you.

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