Fearless Friday, Cantaloupe

The hardest thing about art for me is deciding what to paint! I often scroll through Pinterest, Pixabay, and Unsplash, and see what catches my eye I saw this fruit still life and fell in love with the cantaloupe I decided not to sketch it, and just jump right in Simple strokes Building color as … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Still Life in Gouache

I am experimenting with Gouache painting Gouache is an opaque watercolor medium It thins with water to make a wash like watercolor, or can be applied directly When applied with just a little water it is not transparent, similar to acrylic I used this is inexpensive set For our painting today, I chose this still … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Arizona Landscape

I was inspired to draw this landscape by my sweet friend Nancy who spends the winter in Arizona She and her husband are always exploring the area and she posts wonderful photos of her adventures and the beautiful cacti that grow around her photo source Unsplash I wanted to try out a new style of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mother’s Day Roses

I am taking a little vacation today, a little Mother’s Day break … I’m re-sharing this post from 2017, Roses for Mother’s Day! It demonstrates one subject painted by two different artists, and shows how we each have our own unique style I sent a fellow artist this photo and asked her to paint it … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Floral Initial

I saw some cute wood letters with flowers on my friend Niki’s blog I thought it would be fun to design one on paper that could be used to make stationary, gift tags or cards I browsed Pinterest for ideas and made a collage to inspire my design Niki’s wood R is the gray one … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mary’s Poppies

My friend Mary’s husband is a photographer She recently shared a photo of poppies that he captured on her blog Awakening Wonders Isn’t this beautiful? My first thought was, “I have to paint that!” I started with a pencil sketch, drawing the focal flower first then tucking the others behind it and adding the stems … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painted Fruit with Simple Strokes

I have been in a glass painting mood lately Today we’re going to paint watermelon, lemons, and limes with just a few simple strokes If you can paint a triangle, you’re all set! For watermelon I use white, pink and a touch of red for the fruit and yellow and green for the rind To … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blue Hydrangea Cake Dome

I used to have a glass painting business I hand painted glasses, and all kinds of tableware and sold it in local shops in my area I loved doing it, and enjoyed every minute I loved creating fun designs for all different occasions After about 15 years I was exhausted and tired of working just … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Fantasy

Last week we drew and colored realistic botanical flowers This week we’re going to do the exact opposite and draw flowers zentangle style, free-form, anything goes, flower doodles! This is for anyone who has pen! No rules, just have fun and create funky, crazy, flowers! Start with a line for the stem and add a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Botanical Drawing

Several years ago I bought an adult coloring book full of beautiful drawings of flowers I didn’t buy it to color, I bought it to use to practice my drawing skills of my favorite subject, flowers I highly recommend using a book like this to help you learn to draw or to improve your drawing … Continue reading