Fearless Friday, Holiday Candle

Happy December!

Let’s light a holiday candle

to celebrate this special time of the year!

I painted this with watercolor

but the tutorial will work with colored pencils,

markers, or a combination of mediums also

I started with a pencil sketch

then inked over the pencil and erased

You can print this here and color along if you’d like

I started with soft red washes on the ribbon and berries

Then I added darker red which created highlights

Next I did the flame with yellow and orange

I painted a soft glow in the area around the flame

with a pale yellow wash

Shadows were added to the candle with silvery gray washes

The holly leaves were painted with a bright light green

Then darker areas were painted onto the leaves

To finish, I painted a shadow under the arrangement to ground it

“Holiday Candle” 7″ x 10″ watercolor on mixed media paper

Have some holiday fun and

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

20 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Holiday Candle”
  1. It’s very christmasy and beautiful!

  2. I like the candle glow — just right! This is charming, Jenna, and very happy!

  3. This is really pretty! Your instructions are so good, I think I could do it!

  4. Nancy Sharp says:

    Each week I love to see your beautiful sketches and paintings. I love this one especially. It reminds me of what Christmas is all about. Jesus, the light of the world!❤️

  5. Jenna, I love the glowing candle and bright holly. Your Fearless Friday’s are alway fun. You make it look easy, but I can’t even draw a stick person! Happy Weekend!

  6. lghiggins says:

    Very pretty. I especially love the glow of the candle light.

  7. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful, Jenna. I love the glow of the candle. ❤️ The addition of darks and shadows at the end really makes it pop.

  8. Ricki Treleaven says:

    I absolutely love it, Jenna! I like the stripe on the candle, and the glow-effect! 😀 Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend!

  9. Pattie says:

    This is so pretty, Jenna. I particularly like the glow that you added around the flame. You’ll be proud of me, I actually bought a set of watercolors. That’s as far as I’ve gotten, but still.

  10. Mary says:

    So merry and bright Jenna! ♥

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