Fearless Friday, Window Box

 

Between traveling and preparing for Labor Day weekend

I haven’t painted for almost 2 weeks!

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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!

 

๐ŸŽจย  ๐ŸŽจย  ๐ŸŽจ

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Mondayย  Love Your Creativity ย ย  Whatโ€™s for Dinner?

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

All About Home Common Ground & Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesdayย ย  Oh My Heartsie Girlย ย Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Thingsย  Creatively Craftyย ย ย Home Mattersย 

Weekend Potluck ย  Sweet Inspirationsย ย ย Happiness is Homemade

Comments
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!

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

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

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  4. Rosie M. says:

    Love your Friday Morning Magic! Thank you, Jenna.

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  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!

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  6. Julie says:

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

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

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  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.

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  9. pattyanneart says:

    Always beautiful, Jenna!! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’š I love seeing your process and lovely artwork. ๐Ÿ’— great tips and inspiration! Iโ€™m so in love with window boxes. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. Thank you for the painting lesson. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the window and , but the jar of flowers in pretty cool, too!

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  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!! ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป

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  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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  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……….

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  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow! So pretty! You make it look so effortless. ๐ŸŒผ

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  15. Mary says:

    Love your window box Jenna!๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽจ

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

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  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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