Fearless Friday, Pam’s Hydrangeas

My painting inspiration today came from Pam at Everyday Living, a long time blogging friend and a fellow Alabamian     Pam and her “Renaissance Man” have the most incredible garden which she often posts about.  I am always drooling over her gorgeous blooms and I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed a photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Crunch Time”

  Certain subjects fascinate me and for some reason I have a thing for carrots     Maybe it’s their bright color, funny shape or multiple textures…     They just make me smile     This painted carrot tutorial, demonstrates how easy they are to paint     Today I thought it would be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting Camp

  CC is my painter, she absolutely loves it…     “Can I paint?”     “I wanna paint!”     “Come on Daddy, come paint with us!”     She often attracts a crowd, and before long, she has a painting class in full swing         I haven’t gotten to paint … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fearless florals

Time in my studio is precious these days since I’m often away on the coast.  When I have a dedicated painting day, I often work on several things at once     This is a good way to maximize time and materials, if  something needs drying time, work on something else for a while, or … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor & ink

  The hardest part of painting for me is editing what I see     Food fascinates me not only because I love to cook, but because of all the magical colors and textures     Painting every single detail is not my thing, I’m just not that patient…my style is more impressionistic than realistic … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Peach Pie

Okay, since it’s been all about peaches this week on the Painted Apron, you probably saw this coming…   A peach painting~     Peaches are fascinating to me because if you look closely you can see many different colors in their skins     This Waterlogue version of the original photo really emphasizes the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!     Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo     I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Breaking Waves

I posted a tutorial about this painting 2 years ago, long before Fearless Friday was born I have had a very busy end of May, and sadly haven’t touched my paint brushes or pens, but I hope to make up for it in the next few weeks     I hope you don’t mind the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Sand Dollar Flag

Not much time for painting this week because I have been hauling tableware, baking cakes, harvesting pineapples, making signs & menus, lounging in the South Pacific     I also hung around Bloody Mary’s Bali Ha’i Bar     But! I did have time to put together a summer flag for Memorial Day     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Impasto

A large abstract floral painting has been on my to do list since last Spring when I was commissioned by a friend to paint Bloom     I also wanted to experiment with using gel mediums and decided to incorporate impasto Impasto is a painting technique using very thick amounts of paint resulting in a … Continue reading

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