Fearless Friday, Mailbox

I’ve been traveling this week and haven’t had time to paint

so today I’m sharing the steps for a mailbox

I did for World Watercolor Month

The prompt was “Home”

I used this photo from Pixabay

I started with a pencil sketch

Then I went over it with ink and began to paint

I used Art Masking Fluid on a couple areas

on the black mailbox where the light is hitting it

Next I added shadows to the post

Then green washes for the grassy background

The flag got a coat of red

and then I painted the flowers

I kept the flowers very abstract with fast, loose strokes

The color draws the eye in to the focal point,

the mailbox

I removed the masking from the highlight areas

and added a few lines to make them more subtle

“Mailbox” 6″ x 8″ watercolor and ink on 140 lb cold press paper

Happy Painting and

Be Fearless!

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23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Mailbox”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Reading your directions almost makes me think I could paint😜

  2. Your painted mailbox looks even more beautiful than the real thing, Jenna.

  3. Jenna, I love the mailbox. Living out in the country, mine is undecorated. No one but the letter carrier sees it! Happy Friday!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    How absolutely lovely Jenna. It is always fun to see a photo and then your interpretation. Have a wonderful weekend……..

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your mailbox painting is beautiful! I love the happy and bright tulips. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend! We are off to college later this morning. I pray I can stay strong.

  6. Nancy says:

    Love this painted mailbox! It’s beautiful!
    Funny story for you… sweet man and I were in Italy a few years back and we were taking a stroll in Fiesole in Tuscany. I came across a mailbox painted red. It was beautiful! As soon as we got back to the LakeHouse I painted ours Fire Engine Red! I love it and I think about that stroll every time I get the mail!
    Happy Weekend!

  7. lghiggins says:

    On my walk today, I saw an old mailbox as part of the lawn decor. I liked it, and it made me wonder what it is that is appealing about mailboxes. There is something about it that surpasses functionality. Ideas? Yours watercolor is very nice!

  8. That’s a fun happy painting, Jenna. And who doesn’t love mail?!

  9. Lovely painting. The mailbox has personality. I would paint our mailbox too if I could. They a re all lined up together and post office issued.

  10. Mary says:

    Love seeing your art to life Jenna! ♥

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