Fearless Friday, Watercolor & ink

  The hardest part of painting for me is editing what I see     Food fascinates me not only because I love to cook, but because of all the magical colors and textures     Painting every single detail is not my thing, I’m just not that patient…my style is more impressionistic than realistic … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Peach Pie

Okay, since it’s been all about peaches this week on the Painted Apron, you probably saw this coming…   A peach painting~     Peaches are fascinating to me because if you look closely you can see many different colors in their skins     This Waterlogue version of the original photo really emphasizes the … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!     Summer in the USA is all about celebrations featuring  the red white & blue!   Here are some flag pictures, decor and recipes to inspire your celebrations!     Sand Dollar Flag   Nora Fleming Flatware Caddy   Painted Flag Glasses   Painted Flag Bottles   Home Decor     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!     Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo     I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seaside July

  Red white and blue     Stars and stripes and sailboats too     Firecrackers, and polka dots         A touch of yellow for extra Pop  🎇       Flags are flying everywhere     There’s even one in a nearby chair       Buckets have holders for corn … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Breaking Waves

I posted a tutorial about this painting 2 years ago, long before Fearless Friday was born I have had a very busy end of May, and sadly haven’t touched my paint brushes or pens, but I hope to make up for it in the next few weeks     I hope you don’t mind the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Sand Dollar Flag

Not much time for painting this week because I have been hauling tableware, baking cakes, harvesting pineapples, making signs & menus, lounging in the South Pacific     I also hung around Bloody Mary’s Bali Ha’i Bar     But! I did have time to put together a summer flag for Memorial Day     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Impasto

A large abstract floral painting has been on my to do list since last Spring when I was commissioned by a friend to paint Bloom     I also wanted to experiment with using gel mediums and decided to incorporate impasto Impasto is a painting technique using very thick amounts of paint resulting in a … Continue reading

Creations, Celebrating Creativity Winners

I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate your kind words, support and feedback about my artwork and Society6 Shop After years of painting glassware for shops, shows and commissions, buying supplies, delivering and shipping, billing, etc., working with Society6 lets me be fearless, I can paint anything I want, and then they take care … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Roses for Mother’s Day!

Roses for Mother’s Day! This is a special Fearless Friday~ An artist blogger buddy,  Jodi   joined me in a watercolor demonstration to show you how 2 artists can paint the same subject and have 2 different intrepretations, 2 similar, yet very different paintings     I sent her this photo and she painted the … Continue reading

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