Fearless Friday, Wine & Cheese


How about some wine and cheese today?


I have been enjoying the June Doodlewash Challenge

These monthly challenges are a great motivator

to draw and paint every day

There is a list of prompts that you can use for inspiration

I painted this wine and cheese scene from the daily prompt “cheese”





A photo from Pixabay was my model for this painting

I began with a pencil sketch





After I finished the pencil drawing

I went over parts with some very light lines

with a .01 waterproof fine liner pen and erased the pencil





I began applying light watercolor washes

on the cheese board





Then the bleu cheese





Then the grapes,

keeping in mind where the highlights would be





Next I “poured” a little wine into the glass

painting the darkest areas with Crimson Lake





I added lighter washes to the grapes and glass

and began painting the leaves with the wet-in-wet technique

The leaves are painted with

Hooker’s Green, Daniel Smith Sap Green*, Permanent Green Light,

and then I dropped in a touch of Crimson Lake while the leaves were still wet





I painted the bottle with M. Graham Sap Green*

{it’s a little darker than the Daniel Smith sap}

*Colors and hues can vary by manufacturer

and added reflections on the wine glass stem





To finish,

I painted the bottle’s label with a very light wash

of Lemon Yellow and Yellow Ochre

I indicated text with marks with a .01 black liner

The background is a wash of Payne’s gray

The foreground was painted with wet in wet technique

using Quinicridone Gold, Yellow Ochre,

and a touch of Crimson Lake




“Wine and Cheese” 9″ x 12″ watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold pressed paper


Coming up is World Watercolor Month

The month of July has been officially named as World Watercolor Month

Artists from all over the world will be participating

and raising money and awareness for art education

From Doodlewash:

“World Watercolor Month is an annual global charitable event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days! artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them via The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.”

Visit the Doodlewash souvenir shop here and make a purchase or make a direct donation to support this great cause!


This year the prompts include feelings, adjectives, places and objects, it should be really fun to see how the artists interpret these prompts for their paintings!

To participate, create a watercolor painting {they do not have to be from the prompts, that’s optional} Post your painting on social media with the hashtag #worldwatercolormonth

Here are the prompts for July

I can hardly wait to get started!!



I hope you’ll join in!

Be Fearless!

You can see all my daily paintings on instagram here


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Happiness is Homemade  Love Your Creativity

Over the Moon  Between Naps on the Porch,

Make it Pretty Monday  Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

16 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Wine & Cheese”
  1. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, as always, you did such a beautiful job on your painting. The colors are gorgeous! I always enjoy seeing your creations on Instagram. Take care, and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    I always enjoy your step by step Fearless Friday’s!

  3. Jenna, I love the wine and cheese watercolor! As Shannon said, your paintings on IG are just beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. pattyanneart says:

    Love this, Jenna!! 💗 great job. I’m looking forward to World Watercolor month too.

  5. Deb cantales says:

    Cheers! Love this Jenna! Looking forward to World Watercolor Month.

  6. Pattie says:

    This post was so much fun. It was almost like being right there with you while you were creating. I love it, and I can’t wait to see what you do in July!

  7. Well, you know I adore the subject matter! And of course as always, I love your art. What I really appreciate is your saying what the colors are that you use. I’m not the best at mixing — it’s quite by guess and golly — and I learn from you! I admire that you can just freehand sketch that baby and get it in place. I aspire! Well done.

    • Thanks Jeanie, I struggle with greens in watercolor, so I’ve bought a few new ones to play with, it amazes me how the color can vary from different brands. I’m glad to inspire you, happy painting!

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