Fearless Friday, Summer Blooms

Flowers are a passion,

and when I see a pretty arrangement like this one

by my friend Pam from Everyday Living,

my first thought is I want to paint that!

So I did~

Let me show you the steps

I printed out a collage of photos that I want to paint,

including Pam’s arrangement

I keep the reference photos on my easel while I paint

Step one is placing the blooms

next, the vase

Small strokes to add shadows to further establish

the white hydrangea blooms

Layers of darker pinks on the tulips

I added small darker purple strokes to the lavender

the green wispy stems got little leaves

I filled in the background with blue and green

More contrast on the vase

I wasn’t happy with the background washes,

so I deepened the colors and added another color shadow

then, Splatter!!

“Summer Blooms” 9″ x 12″ watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper

Summer Blooms is available in my Society 6 Shop

You can see the 12 items it’s available on here

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

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

18 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Summer Blooms”
  1. Nancy says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Jenna! Pam certainly gives us many gorgeous centerpieces, and you take them to another level with your paintings!
    So lovely, my friend!

  2. I love watching these come to life a step at a time! Beautiful.

  3. Pam says:

    Jenna, what a wonderful surprise this morning! I love watercolors and the Summer Blooms painting is gorgeous! I am so honored that you would paint one of my centerpieces. You know how much I love your talents and creativity. Thank you again and again ♥️ Happy Friday, the heat is oppressive here!

    • You are so welcome, your flower arrangements and tablescapes are always magazine worthy! I’m heading back up there tomorrow, I certainly will miss the sea breezes!

  4. I love our step-by step instructions. It takes a special type of thought process to break it down like that. – happy weekend!

  5. I love how you share your painting techniques with us today! Pam’s flowers look lovely in watercolors too! Loving your setting on the beach for painting!!!!

  6. lghiggins says:

    Both the original flowers and your watercolor of them are beautiful. I can almost smell them over the miles.

  7. Mary says:

    Such a pretty watercolor rendition of Pam’s flower arrangement Jenna! I always think of the splatter effect as your signature. 🙂 Happy Sunday ♥

  8. Your summer blooms watercolor is stunning! So pretty.
    Visiting today from Happiness Is Homemade #14

  9. This is cheerful beyond words, Jenna. I love it!

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