Fearless Friday, Olive Oil

  I have had fun trying out new techniques as well as challenging myself with different subject matter lately         This photograph from Unsplash caught my eye, it is so full of color and light         I did a pencil sketch first to establish the positions of the bottles, … Continue reading

Creations, Seaside Tabletop Glassware

  Welcome to the 2nd Creative Craft Blog Hop!         I know you had fun visiting creative Carol at Bluesky At Home Now, let’s get crafty with some glassware, beads, shells and seaglass       I rounded up a few things to dress up, a blue bottle with a broken top, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Apricot Branch

    I made a quick trip to the city this week {up and back in 44 hours!} I took care of top priorities, like hair, skin and a social distance happy hour on the patio with BFFs Things almost felt like normal…         Anyhooooo… No time for painting the past few … Continue reading

Home Decor, Summer Centerpieces

  With Memorial Day coming up and June just around the corner, Let’s kick off the summer season with a roundup of centerpiece ideas         One of the best parts of summer is the produce Beautiful tomatoes, watermelons, fresh sweet corn… Piled on a pretty platter, they make an instant centerpiece!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Hibiscus in a Blue Pot

  Happy Friday! I am continuing to explore the wet in wet technique we discussed last week I find it fascinating to let the colors blend on their own and watch wonderful effects appear on the paper     This painting, “Future Raisins” was painted for the Doodlewash May prompt of raisins       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mother’s Day in Pink and Blue

  I received a Mother’s Day surprise from my daughter Flowers, petit fours, everything bagel thins, Crème de Brie spread, and gourmet coffee pods She sent these via grocery delivery, isn’t that brilliant?         Needless to say, I am enjoying them so much, Such a treat to have fresh flowers!     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Oyster Shell

  I have been experimenting with the watercolor “wet in wet” technique also known as “wet on wet” or “charging”         The circled areas on the practice sheet in the photo above highlight examples of a color dropped into a wet wash,  in some cases producing a “bloom” and areas of soft … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Tray

  I love having fresh flowers in and around my home At the beach house we have beautiful hibiscus and begonias         But nothing to cut for arrangements… When HHjr brought home an array of beautiful produce, I thought, well, I can’t make a flower arrangement but I can make a vegetable … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, May Day Basket

  Happy May! Let’s paint a May Day Basket today           This painting was done from a Southern Living photo I usually print a photo to use when painting but I just used my laptop this time and set it next to my easel         The first step … Continue reading

Creations, Decoupage “Bottlescape”

  Thursday was stormy and rainy, perfect for an indoor project!           I had a large plastic water bottle and a pretty clear glass wine bottle, that I’d saved in my craft stash … I got out the Mod Podge, tissue, patterned paper napkins, glass beads and paint, and the fun … Continue reading

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