Fearless Friday, Fresh Fall Figs

I am traveling this week,

and haven’t had time for art,

so today we’re going to revisit drawing figs,

one of the treasures of fall!

Using photos or real life for a model,

begin with a simple line sketch

Select your color palette so everything you need is at hand

I used a .05 finer liner pen for the sketch

and then markers and colored pencils

Gradually add color,

starting with the darkest darks

or the lightest lights, or both

Markers were used on the bottom,

then light coloring with the pencils in the lightest areas

Build up color as you proceed

Markers provide the consistent areas of solid color

while colored pencils soften and blend

Fresh fall figs!

My favorite way to enjoy figs is on a flatbread,

like this Figgy Bleu Foccacia with Grapes

If fresh figs aren’t available, fig jam is a handy thing to use,  it’s heavenly paired with bacon and blueberries on a thin crust pizza like this Fast & Fabulous Flatbread here

Figgy Bleu Flatbread with Pears and Bacon

is my all time favorite

If you would like a framed print of Fresh Figs, it is available here, with 8 different frame options and in 6 different sizes

“Fresh Figs” is also available on 11 other items in my Society 6 shop 

Food is fun to draw and paint,

pick out something colorful and have fun!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner Between Naps on the Porch 

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

18 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Fresh Fall Figs”
  1. Ain’t they just gorgeous! I just bought a case of figs for salads and snacks :-))

  2. Both the painting and the foccacia look good enough to eat! Beautiful, and wonderful ideas. Our local figs are only around for the blink of an eye!

  3. I’m a huge fan of figs as well as of your artistic talent. Those recipes look so yummy. I sent your link to the Mister. A huge hint to what I would like to see on the menu this week! Have a wonderful week.

  4. I love fresh figs with a drizzle of honey and goat cheese. You captured the beauty of figs!
    Happy Weekend, Jenna!

  5. lghiggins says:

    Beautiful–food and art! I hope your travels have been fun!

  6. Judee says:

    Beautiful- both your drawings and those amazing looking recipes. We are such fans fo fresh figs and on a trip the Greece our tour guide took us to where we could pick them right off the tree- such a treat

  7. Fresh figs are wonderful. Love your special drawing. Our neighbors gave us figs from their yard.

  8. Mary says:

    Love your rendering of figs Jenna! Our neighbor has a huge fig tree which he lets us help ourselves too but the birds and wasps got most of the bounty this year.

  9. Love the painted figs! They’re divine! I love figs but rarely see them fresh.

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