Fearless Friday, Silver Coffee Pot

The prompt for July 16

during World Watercolor Month

was “silver”

After surfing through images on Pinterest for silver,

I chose this elegant coffee pot to paint

I love all the contrasts and the drama of the darks and lights

First step was a pencil sketch

If you’re not comfortable drawing something free hand

you can always trace it and transfer the tracing

to a piece of watercolor or mixed media paper

Since there are so many light bright areas on this silver pot

I started with the dark areas

I used mostly varying wahes of sepia

and worked my way from the handle

to the shadows on the top and along the sides

Down the spout and around the bottom

I used paler washes for the center shadows

Then I used Payne’s Gray for the final washes on the spout

and around the bowl of the pot

Silver Coffee Pot, 6″ x 9″ watercolor on mixed media paper

This isn’t something I would normally choose to paint,

but I really enjoyed it

and want to do more silver pieces in the future

So…challenge yourself

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 GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

27 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Silver Coffee Pot”
  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

    I love silver and LOVE your painting!!!….So very beautiful Jenna!

  2. Amazing Jenna! It can be really hard to make silver look right and you’ve mastered it!

  3. Another challenge that you conquered…I love the silver coffee pot! Happy Friday, Jenna!

    • Thank you Pam! Did you have storms yesterday? We lost power for over 6 hours, and the internet is out all over my area, quite a storm!

      • No, not at our house. We were thrilled for 3/4 inch of rain. Ugh, power outage in the heat is not fun. Was there a lot of damage, trees down? You must have had straight line winds, they can do a lot of damage.

      • Luckily, we installed a whole house generator in January which comes on in less than a minute when the power goes out, so I was very happy! I didn’t see any trees down when I went out today, but limbs and leaves and stuff all over the yards in my neighborhood. Just got internet back an hour ago. Scary storm!

  4. Nancy says:

    Wow! You made the silver look like silver. Well done my friend. Happy Friday!

  5. Rita C. says:

    That looks great, Jenna. I bet this was hard for you not to add color to this one. 😉 (Or is that version coming soon?) 😉

    • haha, you know me so well! Actually I had a lot of fun with this one, and do want to do more silver pots indicating reflections of colorful things around them 🙂

  6. lghiggins says:

    This is amazing. I would have thought you would have to buy silver paint to achieve this effect, but it would probably look “cheesy.” This shows why you are the artist and I am a lover of art.

    • Thanks so much Linda! If you really study an object you will find so many different tones or colors in what you thought was just 1 color…that is what I find fun, emphasizing these differences 🙂

  7. Sarah says:


  8. Sophisticated and creative!
    Best weekend wishes!

  9. I don’t think I would have thought of sepia for that handle but it’s perfect. I think silver would be hard to do. Well done!

  10. Pattie says:

    Jenna, this is beautiful! What a fun post!

  11. Kim says:

    Beautiful Jenna – I would have thought it impossible to paint a silver mirrored finish until I saw this. Wow. What a great job and it looks so real! Sorry to hear about the nasty storm there and hope there wasn’t too much damage. Take care down there.

    • Thank you Kim, painting the silver pot was actually a lot of fun and something new and different for me 🙂 We didn’t have any damage from the storm, just a lot of yard clean up to do.

  12. Get. Outta. Town!!!!!!!!!!!! You even mastered the “tarnish” on it!!!!!!!!!!

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