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

Fearless Friday, Tropical Breeze

I am participating in World Watercolor Month, a watercolor painting everyday in July Yesterday’s prompt was “Breathe” which instantly made me think of taking a deep breath, a happy sigh, when I look at palm trees and the beach The art print below by John Clark was my inspiration photo It is fun to interpret … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lipstick

I’m participating in the Doodlewash July World Watercolor Month art challenge, a watercolor painting a day for the whole month Doodlewash provides a list of prompts to get inspiration from or you can draw or paint whatever you like! For yesterday’s prompt, “Reflection” I painted a gold case lipstick from a photo I found on … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Patch of Blue

We’re going to explore abstract painting a bit today I have been commissioned to do a lot of abstract paintings in my career Any commission is a little scary because you want to make sure your client loves it, but when it is commissioned by your own daughter, that is the scariest of all! This … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fish Fantasy

Let’s draw and color fanciful fish today Fish are kind of like flowers, you really can’t make a mistake, they come in all shapes and sizes, especially when you’re making them up! I searched for lobster art on Pinterest and found 2 images I liked for inspiration One is a metal wall hanging from Etsy … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, The Ugly Stage

Many artists experience what is known as the ugly stage… the time during the painting process where you think your painting is a hot mess and you are ready to toss it The ugly stage usually occurs when you’re well into the painting, It occurs after you’ve established the composition It occurs once you begin … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Blooms

We’re going to paint a vase of flowers today with watercolor This is the photo I used as my subject I chose it because I liked the color and texture variations and the play of lights and darks in the stems and water When I do a sketch for a watercolor, it is very light … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Tomatoes

Since I’m vacationing with my family this week, I am resharing a watercolor tutorial for tomatoes After flowers, food is my second favorite subject to draw and paint, especially tomatoes The stores and produce stands are filling up with fat juicy summer tomatoes so grab some and before you eat them, paint them! These tomatoes … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Busy Bees

In honor of World Bee Day yesterday, I’ve been busy as a bee creating some bee things You do NOT have to be an artist to paint these simple bees! A few dots, a few stripes and VoilĂ , Bees! I had this metal pitcher in the pantry for watering plants and decided it could use … Continue reading