Fearless Friday, Lollipops

Today’s painting was inspired by artist Leah Gardner

When I discovered some of her paintings on Pinterest,

I flipped over her use of dramatic lighting

Peach Jelly by Leah Gardner {oil painting}

I decided to try doing one of her lollipop paintings with watercolor

I took a screen shot of it and printed it for reference

I didn’t do a pencil sketch,

just dove in and began with the red pop,

then the blue and yellow,

leaving the highlight areas white

Next I added the shadows and lollipop sticks

the background was added around the pops

I used Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White to fix the red lollipop stick

It is a great thing to use to fix mistakes or add white highlights

More dark layers were painted on the pops

and it was done

“Lollipops” after Leah Gardner, 5″ x 6″ watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper

Have 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 GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

24 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Lollipops”
  1. They look like the real thing 🙂 I can’t remember when I last had a lollipop..it must have been over a few decades.

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you did a beautiful job! I love the bright happy colors. Thanks for the tip on the white paint. I will be sure and share that with my daughter. I know that issue is sometimes frustrating for her. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Pam says:

    The lollipops are fun! This makes me want a lollipop 🤣 Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. The lollipops just seem to come to life – so fun!

  5. lghiggins says:

    I amazed at how the white areas become highlights–they really do!

  6. Your lollipops are totally delightful! Isn’t bleedproof white the best? I don’t know if I could paint without it!

  7. Karen says:

    You captured the lollipop’s translucent glow so well.

  8. pattyanneart says:

    I love that bleed proof white! Great job on the lollipops, Jenna. The shadows and highlights really bring them to life.

  9. sevdim says:

    very nice

  10. Kim says:

    This is so cute Jenna – you find the coolest things to paint! The Bleed Proof paint sounds like amazing stuff. Happy Monday to you!

  11. Mary says:

    So festive Jenna! ‘Bleed Proof’ sounds like a miracle product. 🙂 ♥

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