Fearless Friday, Favorite Watercolor Techniques

To say goodbye to 2021,

let’s take a look back at different watercolor techniques

Just click on the highlighted painting titles

to go to that tutorial

I feel like you really have to be fearless when painting with watercolor

Tropical Breeze was painted without a sketch,

and is a series of abstract shapes and bright colors

The painting below, Less is More,

is also painted with loose abstract shapes

and then the elements were inked over to help define them

It’s fun to make a strong focal point

by only painting one part of a drawing

as in Close-up

You can make your painting dramatic by emphasizing the shadows

like this Geranium Trio

And Perfume

I love to paint fresh fruit and vegetables too

like these summer Garden Tomatoes

You can use liquid masking fluid to preserve white highlight areas


I often use splatter for a finishing touch,

perfect for Fast and Loose Tulips

You can also splatter your paper first

and then turn it into a subject like this Flaming Flamingo

The wet into wet technique can create magical effects

like FloraBunny’s fur

Another fun effect can be achieved

by letting the paint run and drip

Running Roses

So get your watercolors out and play a little…

Be Fearless and Happy New Year!

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

23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Favorite Watercolor Techniques”
  1. I love the spring feeling here 🙂 Happy New Year, Jenna.

  2. Mary says:

    Thanks for the painting fun Jenna! I’m especially wild about your splatter effects. Wishing you a Happy and Colorful New Year! ♥

  3. Rita C. says:

    Happy New Year, Jenna. I love reading your tutorials and seeing the end results. Though not an artist, I am definitely a curious admirer of your techniques. Your artwork is happy translated.

  4. Jenna, I always enjoy your watercolors. I love each one you shared. Happy New Year!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    I always enjoy reading and following your painting techniques Jenna. Your watercolors are stunning, I’m in love with FloraBunny! Happy New Year sweet friend……..

  6. Have a warm and wonderful New Year Jenna, and thank you for all the wonderful little accents of life that you offer us all year long. They are greatly appreciated my friend!

  7. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Just love your work!

  8. Nancy says:

    Love the bright touches to all of these!
    Happy New Year, Jenna!

  9. Pattie says:

    I always love your tutorials. Just so you know, splatter is my favorite technique. I am most adept at that one. Happy New Year, Jenna!

  10. lghiggins says:

    How nice of you to put those tutorials all together in a post. Your bunny it too cute! We should see him again in a few months!

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a great artistic year, you do so well ! Loved the sweet Bunny, the beautiful flamingo, the tulips, and all the rest, haha! Happy New Year, Jenna !

  12. All of these are so inspiring. I really love doing wet on wet, and like you, I highlight with ink a lot. So pretty and colorful!

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