Fearless Friday, Recipe for a Painting

    Similar to cooking, a painting requires a series of preparation steps           When you begin to make a recipe, you first gather your ingredients, then you  do the primary preparations such as chopping, cooking pasta, browning meat, grating cheese, etc. Then you proceed to assemble and cook your dish … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Walk Through the Woods

  Let’s talk a walk in the woods today         This photograph by Andrew Neel on Unsplash was my inspiration           I started with a light blue wash for the sky         Next came the path         I used a fan brush … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober

  Happy October!       I am joining the Inktober art challenge this month       Inktober is an annual October international art challenge Artists create a daily drawing or painting using only ink       Jake Parker created this challenge 10 years ago The purpose is to inspire artists to draw … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pumpkin Stack

  I have been a little pumpkin-sunflower crazed lately, I just can’t help it, they make the world so happy!         Today we’re going to do a pumpkin stack in colored pencil This photo and arrangement is from Southern Living         Before we start drawing and coloring, let’s talk … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Pumpkins

  Have you seen the new fall MacKenzie-Childs pumpkins? Aren’t they fun??         Let’s make some of our own!         Step 1: Plan! I made a couple of photo reference pages to refer to while painting For the orange pumpkin I decided on white hydrangeas and pink roses This … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower Scarecrow

  How do you feel about colored pencils? When I first started drawing, I loved to use colored pencils and markers They are still favorite mediums, You have great control, and many options to achieve different effects   It was so hot at the beach last week, I couldn’t even paint on the porch 😅 so … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Window Box

  Between traveling and preparing for Labor Day weekend I haven’t painted for almost 2 weeks! 😱   One of my favorite ways to warm up is to do line drawings, looking at a book or a magazine, choosing one item from a page and creating sort of a collage   The one below is … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tide Pride Snack Bowl

  You know the South is crazy for football In my household it’s Alabama all the way         Today we’re going to customize a snack bowl for game day         I found this snack helmet at Target on clearance last winter and snatched it up you can get one … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower Love

  I’m all about sunflowers this week       I have been extra busy, so I borrowed parts of this post from the archives         to share some easy sunflower painting fun today         Before you begin to paint something take a few minutes to really look at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Card Creations

  Do you have piles of sketchbooks lying around?         I can’t seem to ever part with a sketch book and love to flip back through them to see the drawings, ideas, doodles and paintings they hold         Recently when I needed some thank you cards for friends I … Continue reading

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