Fearless Friday, Summer Sipper

Let’s cool off today with a refreshing Summer cocktail I have been on a drink painting kick this summer After a month of daily watercolors in July, I enjoyed getting back to acrylic with another “Summer Sipper” The photos below were my inspiration for today’s cocktail I started with a black canvas and painted in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Elephant

Here we are, day 29 of World Watercolor Month 2022 2 days to go! I have had a lot of fun this month, pushing myself away from the usual things I paint and trying new things This elephant was definitely different and was so much fun, exaggerated colors, dramatic splatter… Here are the inspiration photos … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Silver Coffee Pot

The prompt for July 16 during World Watercolor Month was “silver” After surfing through images on Pinterest for silver, I chose this elegant coffee pot to paint I love all the contrasts and the drama of the darks and lights First step was a pencil sketch If you’re not comfortable drawing something free hand you … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Red Wine

Here we are, half way through World Watercolor Month! I am ashamed to tell you that I have missed 4 out of the first 15 days 😵 BUT that’s what’s great about this challenge, join in when you can, no pressure! Beach “time” I did take some time one day to find inspiration photos to … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Bouquet

I am concentrating on watercolor painting this month as I participate in World Watercolor Month, doing a painting a day for the month of July and posting it on social media, to promote and support junior artists worldwide One of the prompts last week was “Passion” This was a no-brainer for me, as I am … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Locomotive

Happy July and Happy World Watercolor Month! I am joining Charlie from Doodlewash for the July challenge of doing a painting a day for the month of July to raise awareness and funds for art students all over the world The fun of this challenge is interpreting the prompts, I often try to reinterpret the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Beets with Pastel

Pastel is such a fun medium, I think my favorite characteristic of pastel is that it delivers instant vibrant color Sea Oats Romanian Street This is my pastel set, it came in a wooden case with sponge inserts that hold the pastel sticks and keeps them organized {more info at the end of the post} … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower in Different Mediums

I have been experimenting a bit with gouache paint and decided to paint a sunflower Gouache is a paint similar to watercolor, but it is opaque rather than transparent like watercolor You don’t have to worry about leaving white areas for highlights as you do with watercolor, because white gouache can be applied on top … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cherry Lemonade

It’s time for a cool drink, how about a refreshing Cherry Lemonade? Below is my inspiration photo, the painting is by Lori Ellis and was painted with oil A few strokes to place the lemons Then the glass Water is suggested with pale aqua shadows and lines The straw is refracted at the water line … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Saving a Watercolor with Gouache

Watercolor is my favorite medium to paint with on summer days I was drawn to this photo of a rose with a dark background I loved how the darks made the flower pop Normally I would paint this in acrylic but I decided to try it in watercolor I started with the lightest rose petals … Continue reading