Fearless Friday, A Day at the Beach

Even if a day at the beach isn’t in your plans this summer,

you can always bring the beach to you in a painting!

Today we’re going to do a quick watercolor sketch

using a painting by oil painter Rene Wiley

I was drawn to this painting by the bright colors and bold strokes

It’s interesting to reinterpret another artist’s work in a different medium

I did a VERY light pencil sketch of the umbrella and chairs

and began painting the light areas

After getting the umbrella and chairs established

I began to add darker layers

Time to add in the sand, sea and sky

“A Day at the Beach” after Rene Wiley, 9″ x “12” watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper

When you don’t have time to do a complete painting,

you can still do some quick watercolor sketches to practice,

improve your skills, explore a subject,

or just relax and enjoy!

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

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, A Day at the Beach”
  1. Mary says:

    Love seeing your artwork come to life Jenna! Happy Friday. ♥

  2. Nancy says:

    I always enjoy your wonderful tutorials. Another fabulous painting by you!
    Enjoy your weekend, dear one!

  3. Pam says:

    Good morning, Jenna. I love this watercolor! The umbrella is colorful! If I plan a day at the beach, an umbrella is a must. We hit 100 degrees yesterday. Stay cool 💛

  4. So simple and yet so very cheerful. I want to be there!

  5. I love how basically the same thing can look so different — not even the same painting. But then, how many subjects are truly different in the world? I took a photo in Myrtle Beach years ago — almost exactly the same, apart from the colors of the umbrellas and style of chairs!

  6. Always a treat to see your artwork Jenna. You make it seems so easy. Happy weekend.

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! I always enjoy seeing your artwork! The watercolor beach painting is beautiful. The colors are so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!

  8. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Loved this!

  9. lghiggins says:

    It is so interesting to see the two takes. The original with its bright colors would go well in our rooms decorated with Mexican art, but your softer pastel colors appeals to me more for other rooms–very relaxing and peaceful. Have a great weekend!

  10. Thanks for sharing your creative painting methods with me! Living very close to a lake we love our beach days!!!!!

  11. Judee says:

    Your watercolor at the beach is lovely especially the soothing blue and green colors. I always enjoy seeing how you bring your paintings alive – so pretty

  12. Kim says:

    The is so pretty Jenna – I love the soft colors. So serene and I can imagine the sounds of the waves. It’s +34 here (~93 and hot for us) and the beach looks wonderful! Happy Monday!

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