Fearless Friday, Fall Bounty

Happy October!

I’ve been having fun painting Fall and Halloween themes

“Off to the County Fair,” watercolor and ink

” The Witch’s House,” ink, marker and colored pencil

“Harvest,” ink, colored pencil

Earlier this week I enjoyed creating a cornucopia of Fall’s bounty

This was inspired by this beautiful MacKenzie-Childs pillow

I changed a few things, adding sunflowers, a gourd and autumn leaves

I began by sketching the cornucopia first

and adding the elements from the pillow I did want to include

I inked in these elements, refining the sketched shapes

I added sunflowers and the pattern for the checked pumpkin

I decided to add another gourd next to the sunflowers

and finished the composition by adding a couple of leaves

Crosshatching* conveys the basket texture

*intersecting sets of parallel lines

I used a pen to fill in the checks on the pumpkin,

purposely leaving a little white showing

and began to paint the cornucopia and gourd with watercolor

I always keep a color chart handy for quick reference

and a piece of paper to test colors as I paint

I finished the grapes and added a shadow under the basket

Once it was finished I gave it a final splatter of color

“Fall Bounty” 7″ x 10″ watercolor and ink on mixed media paper

I use mixed media sketch books for my daily art

and my favorite size is 7″ x 10″ for small drawings or paintings

and 11′ x14″ for larger creations

Amazon has them available at great prices

7″ x 10″ here and 11″ x 14″ here,

Many other sizes are available also

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I added this design to my Society 6 Shop,

thinking the Coasters or Serving Tray

would make a great Thanksgiving host or hostess gift,

and wouldn’t it be fun to arrive at the celebration

with a Tote Bag full of goodies!

I hope your day is filled with sunflowers,

pumpkins and the bounty of the season!

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

23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Fall Bounty”
  1. Jenna, I always look forward to Fearless Friday and you never disappoint. I love all of your fall and Halloween paintings. The cornucopia is truly filled with fall’s bounty…beautiful! Wishing you a delightful Friday and weekend!

  2. CalypsointheCountry says:

    How beautiful! You are so talented!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Rita C. says:

    That’s very pretty, Jenna! It would make great note cards too!

  4. Lovely cornucopia! And I always love seeing the process as well. The pickup truck really says fall to me!

  5. Shelia says:

    Love “Off to the County Fair” and “Harvest”–My husband used to drive a red truck so I am a sucker for such pictures–brings back memories of wonderful years we shared. I like the scarecrow in the pumpkin patch, too–particularlly since I am fall cleaning and my hairstyle looks a little like hers today! : ) You are such a talented lady. Georgia Gal

  6. Rosie M. says:

    Bravo, Jenna! You did it again!! Your Cornucopia is stunning! (love the addition of “splatter” and all the fall colors!). I also love “Off to the County Fair”: could almost smell “fall in the air” when I first looked at it. Honestly, I can’t tell you how much I look forward to your “Fearless Fridays”. Your talent and eye for color is such a pleasure to behold. Happy Weekend!

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Your fall bounty is such a delight. You always share such beautiful seasonal art. I’m in love with the scarecrow and cornucopia…….You are such a gifted artist. Happy Weekend.

  8. pattyanneart says:

    A wonderful fall collection, Jenna! 🧡🌼 I really love Off to the County Fair with the vibrant fall colors and beautiful trees.

  9. kristie says:

    It’s great to see another painting blog. I’ll have to start dropping in on Fridays. I love it that you’re adding your art to

  10. Mary says:

    Love your artistic rendering of your cornucopia Jenna, especially when it gets its final splash and splatter of color! It would make a cute tote. ♥

  11. I adore the coronucopia (and all the other art), Jenna. It’s beautiful — wonderful colors and shapes and just perfect for the season.

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