Fearless Friday, Tropical Breeze

I am participating in World Watercolor Month,

a watercolor painting everyday in July

Yesterday’s prompt was “Breathe”

which instantly made me think of taking a deep breath,

a happy sigh,

when I look at palm trees and the beach

The art print below by John Clark was my inspiration photo

It is fun to interpret the daily prompts

and stretch your imagination

I started with the palm tree,

painting the palms first and then the trunk

I loved the bright colors in the inspiration photo

so I purposely painted the water with bold strokes of color

For the sky I started by painting the bottoms of the clouds

with pale lavender

Then I painted the sky with cobalt blue,

leaving the paper white above the lavender shapes

to finish the clouds

The palm leaves and trunk got detailed with darker strokes and

I wanted to only suggest the flowers and foliage in the foreground

so they wouldn’t draw attention away from the focal point,

the palm tree

A few dots and strokes of color to indicate the flowers,

sand and grasses

“Tropical Breeze” 9″ x 12″ watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper

World Watercolor Month week 1

July 1 “Reflection” July 2 “Momentum

July 3 “Dainty” July 4 “Spatter”

July 5 “Milestone” July 7 “Breathe”

July 6 “Memory”

Try something new and Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  

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

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

25 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Tropical Breeze”
  1. Debra CANTALES says:

    Love your creativity Jenna, and wishing you a wonderful weekend. How do you store all your watercolors that you do?

  2. I feel instantly relaxed and happier just looking at your tropical drawing! We have so much rain here…it’s annoyingly cold that I had to put on my jacket this morning when I went grocery shopping. Now the rain stops, but still no sight of SUN.

  3. The palm tree and the beautiful blue ocean is so calming. You are so talented, Jenna! Happy Friday!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Your tropical watercolor is so serene, I feel I only need a book and blanket for the day! Wishing you a wonderful weekend……….

  5. pattyanneart says:

    A beautiful collection, Jenna! 💚 Love your tropical painting, those colors really pop.

  6. Every day in July!!?? You are overflowing with creativity, can you imagine life any other way?

  7. I love this! So summer, so happy! Have a delightful weekend!

  8. Martha says:

    All so fantastic, but the Tropical Breeze is my favorite of all – gorgeous!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Beautiful! I liked your interpretation better than the original. I think the black line outlines detract from the breezy feel.

  10. Very pretty Jenna, love the colors. Palm trees and the water is so calming. Happy Friday. Enjoy your lovely beach house.

  11. Nancy says:

    I enjoyed your tropical watercolor. It’s so peaceful…
    Enjoying your creativity once again my friend!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  12. Mary says:

    Love your palm tree and blue water view Jenna! Hope you’re enjoying the same, pretty view at your beach house ♥

  13. Your palm tree is making me very happy indeed!

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