Fearless Friday, Hydrangea Vase

I did very little artwork during the holidays

and just like anything else,

when you stop or reduce time spent,

you get rusty…

I decided to do a quick and loose watercolor

to get back in the groove

This was painted from a photo by my friend Pam from Everyday Living

She and her fellow Monday Morning Bloomers,

Mary, Shirley and Lidy

Their gorgeous floral arrangements

have inspired many of my paintings

No sketch today, I just wanted to jump right in

I kept the flowers abstract

Simple shapes indicating the blooms and leaves

A couple of light strokes to indicate the vase

I used black ink to define the petals and leaves

and blue ink to draw the pattern on the vase

At this point I wasn’t thrilled,

some artists call this the ugly stage

so I put it aside to see with fresh eyes the next day

I darkened the vase pattern with a deep blue fine tip marker,

and used light washes and splatter for the background

It’s not a masterpiece but it was a fun experiment

and a nice way to warm up

“Hydrangea Vase” 7″ x 10″ watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper

Here are some more paintings from previous Fearless Fridays

that were painted from floral arrangements

by the Monday Morning Bloom gals

Just click on the painting names to go to the tutorial

Pam’s Hydrangea’s below and on the far right is Mary’s Garden Gloves

Lidy’s Flowers above and on the far right above Shirley’s Flowers

All of these paintings are available on various items

in my Society 6 Shop here

Pam’s Hydrangeas

Garden Gloves

Lidy’s Flowers

Shirley’s Flowers

Happy Painting!

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 Share the Wealth

32 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Hydrangea Vase”
  1. Jenna, what a pleasant surprise. The hydrangea painting is beautiful and I am so happy you painted it. The vase is a cherished gift from a friend many, many years ago. Once again, I am honored that you would paint my hydrangea vase! Happy Friday!

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, I love your beautiful watercolor rendition of Pam’s flower arrangement with your ‘signature’ splatter effect! I was so flattered when you chose my Ball jar bouquets and garden gloves as an inspiration photo to paint. Happy Friday. β™₯

  3. Nancy says:

    Good Friday Morning, Jenna.
    I am always impressed by your artwork! You have a way of just dancing with the colors so eloquently while painting with watercolors.
    I love following the gals in Monday Morning Blooms and how fun you bring it all back to life with your artwork!
    Happy Friday Jenna!

  4. Pam on Everyday Living always has such beautiful and peaceful photos of her arrangements. I also love her yard full of colorful flowers. You’ve captured this photo perfectly. Ahhh . . . spring will be here soon!

  5. So pretty Jenna!
    Boy, this Friday sure sneaked up on me!

  6. Sarah says:

    Jenna, it’s always a treat to see your latest piece of art, and the Monday Morning Bloom girls certainly offer some wonderful images to inspire. Each of you share wonderful accounts full of beauty and inspiratiomn.

  7. Rita C. says:

    This is so cool to see not only what inspires you, but the process you go through. Happy Friday, Jenna!

  8. lghiggins says:

    Not being an artist, I would not have thought about needing to warm up again after a hiatus, but it just makes sense. Your flowers are lovely.

  9. Kari says:

    Not much else to say Jenna…you have such talent with your brushes. Lovely, simply lovely.

  10. Martha says:

    You didn’t get rusty at all, it’s beautiful as always Jenna!

  11. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful arrangement and painting, Jenna. πŸ’š It always feels so good to get back to painting again. Have a great weekend.

  12. Very nice, Jenna. This is one of my favorites!

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    Well done, very pretty!

  14. helenfern says:

    This is great!! Pinned to give it a try. Your directions are really easy to follow – thanks!

    Visiting from Sundays on Silverado link party. I’d be so honored if you shared at our Share the Wealth party!

  15. Beautiful painting and I love the colors! I’d be so scared to “splatter” a painting ~ only a true artist can do that.

  16. I know what you mean by rusty. I picked up a brush for the first time since fall yesterday and it just didn’t feel “right.” I’ll get there again, but I it’s an odd feeling, after feeling rather comfortable with it all!

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