Fearless Friday, Starting Over

Before we paint today, let’s talk about {forgive the pun} the Elephant in the room… I don’t want to talk about politics, but I do want to talk about the great state of Alabama where I am proud to live   One thing that Alabama is consistently good at, is looking bad in the news…yes, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting with Watercolor Brush Pens

When I first got this set of watercolor brush pens I must admit, I was a little disappointed     With a little practice I learned how to use them, and now I’m crazy about them     Here’s how they look before blending, intense color but dry   A regular brush and water will … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Turnip

In October I tried an “Alphabet Challenge,” one drawing a day, of a food titled with a different letter every day, A-Z The food itself didn’t have to begin with the letter, an adjective or descriptive word left room for lots of imagination     I wanted to practice different lettering styles too     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Poinsettias

Let’s paint some flowers today     Pink Poinsettias are my favorite holiday flower     They are full of so many beautiful colors and tones     Not to stress you out but did you know there are only 58 days until Christmas????     As I filled in the shapes with color I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pour the Wine

My thoughts and prayers have been with California…     Save the grapes!! So many have been impacted by the wildfires and devastation on the West Coast… Let’s have a glass of wine in their honor…     There are so many different types of markers and pens available now     These Chameleon pens … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alphabet Challenge

A lot of people are doing monthly challenges of one sort of the other, and there are lots of fun artsy challenges you can join or do, on instagram, on line, etc.     Since I’m usually 5 minutes late to everything, 😳  I didn’t start this on the first of the month as most … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change

We don’t have the first autumn leaf on the Alabama Gulf Coast, our leaves are of the palm variety…     Why not paint some!     I started with painting an area with clear water and adding color, known as the wet into wet technique     This is the fun side of watercolor, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers

  Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract     The customer wanted something similar to the painting below     Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold       The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″     I started with the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pour Technique

Happy Fearless Friday! Have you heard of the pour technique?     This is a fun technique that anyone can do, the paint does all the work!   Mix fluid paint with pouring medium, which will thicken it enough to pour without being too runny, and stay in place when surface is flat   I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Playing with Pastels

Being Fearless in art is really about dabbling outside your comfort zone     I’ve been doing a lot of drawing and detailed work lately, so thankful we were spared by Harvey and then Irma…     It was time to let loose and try something different     I went through a phase when … Continue reading

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