Fearless Friday, Zinnia Garden

  We are over halfway through World Watercolor Month, celebrated during the month of July, and I have had lots of fun experimenting with different watercolor supplies, paper and techniques I even have a doodle filled July calendar page in my sketchbook that I’m trying to add to everyday     I’ve tried to stick … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ocean Creatures

  I’m concentrating on watercolor this month, trying to keep up with the daily prompts The World Watercolor Month prompt for July 10 was Ocean Creatures         I took my inspiration from this book my daughter gave me, Living Coastal, flipping through the pages and drawing what caught my eye with simple … Continue reading

Creations, Christmas in July Life’s A Beach Tree

  While putting away 4th of July things, I decided to redecorate my little tree         At first I thought I would turn it into a mermaid tree, but as I started looking around, I got a different idea           For a little Christmas in July I decorated … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Sea Oats”

  I am participating in the 31 day challenge for World Watercolor Month in July, but I am still painting with other mediums too You can see my most recent daily watercolors on the right sidebar and on Instagram here         One of my art goals this summer is to learn more … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Patriotic Painting Crafts

  In the spirit of patriotism this week {Be sure to see the tablescape hop this week here} We are going to do some easy and fun painting today!         While I was updating decor in the city, replacing the daffodil wreath on my front door I realized I only had ONE … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Roses

        I know I’ve been on a floral kick lately, but I promise I’m working on some landscapes and other stuff I hope to share with you soon         These roses were inspired by a MacKenzie-Childs floral rug       And a large bud painted on the wall … Continue reading

Holidays, Father’s Day Tree

  Honor Dad this Father’s Day with a tree decorated with his favorite things!       This silver pencil tree stays up year round at the beach house, decorated for special holidays, or seasons         Before I bring out the flags and fireworks for the 4th of July, I decided to … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alabama Magnolia

  Magnolias are in full bloom in Alabama, and after reading a recent post, The Magnificent Magnolia, by my fellow Alabamian friend Pam@Everyday Living, I had to paint one of these magnificent beauties         I have painted magnolia blooms many times on glassware and buckets, the fat velvety white petals can be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Stand Alone”

  Today’s painting was inspired by this single ranunculus bloom that I placed in a juice glass on a side table next to my favorite chair.  As I glanced at it often while I was working, I became fascinated by the complexity of the composition of shapes and colors I saw.  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus with Mixed Media

  A little fun with cactus today, with watercolor brush pens, ink, and colored pencil This was the photo I used as a model         Cacti are one of my new passions this Spring, I think they are fascinating and incredibly beautiful         I began with a simple line … Continue reading

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