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

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