Fearless Friday, Floral Escape

I haven’t had time for painting and sketching this week

as I seem to have a new hobby…

Talking to insurance agents, claim adjusters, and repair people

😩 ☹️ 😫

But one day I set it aside

and grabbed a canvas

and painted some flowers

for a little escape from reality

This is my inspiration photo

I started with a canvas that I painted with black gesso

and sketched the composition with thinned paint

Next I began placing the flowers

Very loose shapes in various colors

I painted in the background and the table next

I like to leave a little black showing for a dramatic affect

I purposely kept the feeling abstract,

just hinting at the curtain, table and window

Next I began adding more petals to the blooms

building them up with layers of paint

Stems and leaves were added,

and the vase and shadows were painted on the table top

Floral Escape, 14″ x14″ acrylic on canvas

We are making progress on the coast, both our insurance companies {house and boat} are sending reps today to inspect and document the damages, we hope the boat will be removed to a repair lot by the end of next week, and we are on a waiting list for roof repair, baby steps…

I hope to get back to my daily painting very soon!

I have been crafting though, and joined some very awesome blog hops

In case you missed them

you can find a treasure trove of Fall Must Haves here

and Crafty Creations here

Whatever your “thing” is,

drawing, painting, crafting, decorating or flower arranging,

I wish you much Creative Fun!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday Creative Crafts

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

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33 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Floral Escape”
  1. Ann Woleben says:

    Love this painting! It brings joy and hope with the colorful flowers.

  2. Rita C. says:

    Nice work, both with the canvas and the return to paradise details! What a hassle, though, dealing with all the details of recovery. I wish you all good results.

  3. Martha says:

    Your painting is fantastic, you are an excellent artist!

  4. lulu says:

    I am glad you took time out to do that which makes you happy as you deal with the frustrations of storm loss.

  5. Rosie M. says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Jenna! It seems like all the energy of your “angst” over recent events has been channeled into producing one of my favorite Fearless Friday portraits! You’ve shown that creativity and talent can win out over hardship and stress. Bravo! Thank you for sharing your inspirational strength with us.

  6. This feels so light and happy and full of beauty. It’s lovely, Jenna.

  7. This is a lovely painting on a rainy morning. I am so glad you are making progress on repairs, I know it is a terrible hassle and there are so many trying to do the same. Hopefully, you will see major progress soon. Happy Friday, Jenna!

  8. Julie says:

    You painted such a nice painting of flowers Jenna. Hopefully you can get back to it soon. Good luck with everything.

  9. Sandra Magle says:

    Loving your new painting…so much energy and freedom expressed. Like you unbottled yourself and placed it on the canvas…grins, Sandi

  10. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, your process amazes me as does your sheer talent. This is a gorgeous painting! I’m sorry you are dealing with all the frustration of insurance and repairs. Take more days to escape into your painting.

  11. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful floral, Jenna❣️

  12. thefrenchhutch says:

    So happy you took a little time away from the stress of dealing with storm damage and cleanup. Your painting is beautiful. You always make it look so easy too. You’ve really been creating beautiful fall projects. Hope all the repairs and insurance details are coming together………

  13. Nancy says:

    I am so happy you put all that tedious work aside…(I know you have to do it but…) I love your paintings and tutorials! They always amaze me!
    Good Luck with everything! Still sending prayers for you.
    Happy Weekend!

  14. Mary says:

    Jenna, I always love seeing your process and your artistic interpretation of your inspiration photo. . . so pretty! I don’t envy you having to deal with all the hassles and the waiting for repairs. I guess they have to bring in a crane to pick the boat up and put it on a trailer for repair? Hope everything is repaired sooner rather than later ♥

    • Everyday we seem to make a little progress, and I have no idea how they are going to get the boat moved, but we have secured a trailer and our boat dealership is ready to store it on their property and eventually make repairs. Our home insurance agency is so busy, they can’t even send a claim adjuster to the house until Friday! So it’s slow going. I am grateful I am not there and that I have art to distract me when I need it…

  15. I’m sorry you’re having such a time with insurance adjusters. But your painting is beautiful and will be featured in this week’s Creative Compulsions.


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