Fearless Friday, Cherry Lemonade

It’s time for a cool drink,

how about a refreshing Cherry Lemonade?

Below is my inspiration photo,

the painting is by Lori Ellis and was painted with oil

A few strokes to place the lemons

Then the glass

Water is suggested with pale aqua shadows and lines

The straw is refracted at the water line

{things distort at the water line}


A cocktail spear

The next steps involve deepening the colors and adding details

Background and shadows

I used white gouache {opaque watercolor} to add additional highlights

A little splatter to finish

Cherry Lemonade 4″ x 6″ watercolor on 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper

Which one do you like better,

Squeeze of Lemon that we painted with acrylic several weeks ago

or today’s watercolor Cherry Lemonade?

If you ever paint from one of my tutorials,

please send me a photo so I can share it~

we all need to support and encourage each other!

Happy painting,

Be Fearless!

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 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 Whatโ€™s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karinโ€™s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

29 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Cherry Lemonade”
  1. Loved both paintings…such delightful artworks and so informative ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  2. It’s cherry season now, so a big YES to a refreshing cherry lemonade. Beautiful painting!

  3. Rita C. says:

    Love them both, Jenna! Today’s is light and bright,

  4. Looks good enough to sip by the shore!

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh how lovely! Perfect for a summer kitchen!

  6. I like them both in different ways. The dark BG on the one wouldn’t work for WC/ the other looks springy and fun. I’d say win-win!

  7. Shelia says:

    Well, now you’ve done it! For a week or so now I have been watching SONIC Drive-in Commercials. I hope they have these where you are, Bama. At any rate, the TV ads have made me yearn for fries, and onion rings, and CHERRY LEMONADE, Oh, My! So I can assure you that tomorrow I shall seek out one of these wonderful purveyors of calories and try to refrain from ordering one of everything. So, your wonderful art work just made me yearn all the more for such a visit. But, I shall certainly have that Cherry Lemonade.!

    • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ You are too funny! Can you believe I have never been to Sonic?? I don’t know why, I drool over their commercials too! I hope you treat yourself to a Cherry Lemonade soon Georgia Gal, it will help keep you cool!

  8. Jenna, I love them both. I could not possibly choose a favorite. Now, I am craving a cherry lemonade. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like them both! Such happy colors and paintings! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    I think both are beautiful Jeanna! But, today I’ll order the cherry lemonade. It’s always fun seeing your talent at work……..

  11. lghiggins says:

    Perfect summertime picture!

  12. Mary says:

    Looks so refreshing Jenna! I do love your ‘signature splatter’ to finish your art. โ™ฅ

  13. Judee says:

    I’m totally fascinated how simple you make it look to put that drawing together. It is beautiful and cherry lemonade sounds really good too.

  14. eyeloveknots says:

    Looks delicious!

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