Fearless Friday, “Quiet Time”


This painting was inspired by one of the daily prompts from World Watercolor Month

“quiet time”





It is really fun to interpret the prompts and find a subject you want to paint

Looking through photos on Pixabay

this book stack topped with a bloom caught my eye…

Reading is perfect for quiet time!





I began with a very light pencil sketch

very pale so I don’t have to worry about the pencil lines showing later

sorry the photo is so awful…







I put light washes on the areas where the highlights are





Since the flower is the top element, I painted it first

so then I could tuck in the books underneath





I used the wet into wet technique to paint the petals,

adding areas of clear water to the petals,

dropping in Quinacridone Pink and letting it “bleed”

as it spread out in the water





When the petals were dry I added green stems and the large leaf





Next I began to work on the books by building the colors with layers of washes










A shadow in the foreground was added to ground the books






Light ink fine lines were added to finish


“Quiet Time”

6″ x 5″ watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold pressed paper




What is the first thing you think of for “quiet time?”

Happy Creating,

Be Fearless!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the PorchCelebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Make it Pretty Monday Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Turn About Tuesday  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

29 Responses to “Fearless Friday, “Quiet Time””
  1. I love your “quiet time” painting, Jenna! It immediately made me think of the first thirty minutes of my day as I drink coffee sitting in my comfy chair, reading my Bible and devotions, and praying! Happy Friday my friend!

  2. lghiggins says:

    Since I love all things “bookish,” this is a favorite! I enjoy reading about your watercolor techniques and watching you apply them. Beautiful painting.

  3. Your shading is just so astounding. So is your patience, waiting for things to dry, which isn’t my strong suit and I pay for it dearly. Every time I see one of your posts, I learn such a lot. I’m so grateful for all the joy you bring me with every one.

  4. Nancy says:

    A perfect “quiet time” and a perfect name for this painting.
    Prayers each day for me …send me to a lovely quiet time.
    Beautiful my friend.

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, love how you captured “quiet time” with this painting. This is so pretty, I hope you find a special place for it so you can enjoy it everyday……….

  6. pattyanneart says:

    You beautifully captured quiet time. Lovely painting, Jenna!! ❤️

  7. You have a true talent. All the touches you did in the painting made it life like. Great job.

  8. Linda says:

    Lovely painting. I’ve been doing a similar thing on my painted rocks.

  9. Mary says:

    Love your pretty painting and interpretation of quiet time Jenna! ♥

  10. Ann Krucek says:

    So beautiful! And so lovely that you show your process. Your work is inspiring!

  11. Michelle says:

    Another beautiful painting! Look for it to be featured in this week’s Creative Compulsions.


  12. Julie says:

    You made such a beautiful watercolor painting Jenna. Books are perfect for quiet time.
    Hope you have a nice week!

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