Fearless Friday, MacKenzie-Childs Apothecary Jar

I had this large apothecary jar gathering dust in the garage and decided to paint it in the style of MacKenzie-Childs I made a collage in PicMonkey of several MacKenzie-Childs pieces for inspiration as I was painting I didn’t really have a plan, I decided to make it up as I went I started with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Boat

A little fun with pastels today… I am not a professional with pastels and know very little about this medium, but I do know they are lots of fun to play with and from the first stroke you achieve instant color gratification I photo inspiration pictures and make a collage that I can print out … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Flowers

Today we’re going to paint some colorful abstract flowers This is something I encourage anyone to try, it is simply dabbing paint onto a canvas in simple shapes to create a fantasy garden of abstract happy flowers Colorful paintings by Julie Marriott were my inspiration She masterfully combines series of strokes and shapes in beautiful … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Pumpkin Vignette

I have been adding pumpkins and sunflowers to my decor this week As we edge closer to fall I thought it would be fun to draw a fun Fall vignette today with printables for you to color or print out to use for your own decor Pumpkins are easy to draw, think of them as … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Bloody Mary Glasses

I had a hand painted glass and accessories business for 12 years, painting glassware and tabletop items for gift shops all over the state of Alabama. I loved it but it was a lot of work, I was basically working all day, everyday… I had to purchase the items, create the designs, wash and paint … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mailbox

I’ve been traveling this week and haven’t had time to paint so today I’m sharing the steps for a mailbox I did for World Watercolor Month The prompt was “Home” I used this photo from Pixabay I started with a pencil sketch Then I went over it with ink and began to paint I used … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Sunflower

After completing the daily watercolor challenge for World Watercolor Month July, I’m taking a break this week and playing with pastels I’ve had this set of semi hard pastels forever, and I also have a set of pastel pencils I must confess my knowledge of pastel painting is very limited, and I am totally self … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Jewel”

Today we’re going to paint a “jewel” the final prompt for World Watercolor Month July 2021 The most important lesson you can learn is that when you are drawing or painting, break down your subject into shapes, pick a start point and interpret the subject shape by shape This makes a complicated subject much less … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pins and Needles

I am doing a painting a day for World Watercolor Month this July There is a list of daily prompts here for inspiration Yesterday’s prompt was “Jittery” hmmmm, the first thing that came to mind was “sitting on pins and needles” I found a basket of yarn photo on Pixabay with knitting needles and added … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Raspberry Ripple Sundae

Let’s cool off with some ice cream today… A big Raspberry Ripple Sundae! The prompt for this entry for World Watercolor Month was “ripple” The inspiration photo I used is by Sue Lynn Cotton I lightly sketched the glass dish first to make sure I got the proportions right Then I added the ice cream, … Continue reading