Fearless Friday, Painting Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Vignettes

Today we’re going to paint some easy pilgrim people and other Thanksgiving things so you can make place cards, paint a platter, a pitcher or glasses, or whatever you can think of! This platter features a border of pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkins and I am going to show you how easy it is to recreate … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Happy Halloween and a Pitcher of Flowers

Happy Halloween, Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day! If you celebrate Halloween are you expecting Trick or Treaters? Trick or Treaters Have you carved pumpkins and hung spooky spider webs? Does your house look haunted and creepy? I was feeling especially Witchy the other day… When I feel Witchy, I paint flowers! Let’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Night Owl

I am totally in an “all things October” mood This colorful Night Owl was inspired by colorful owl images I often turn to Pinterest for art inspiration and was inspired by these real and fantasy owls So I combined things I liked for my own interpretation of a colorful October owl I started with a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint a Scarecrow!

This guy has gotten so many pins on Pinterest this Fall, which got me thinking, I should re-share the post I did with a scarecrow tutorial Maybe you’d like to paint a scarecrow~ It’s easier than you think! Start with a head, arms and legs~ I used white mixed with a touch of yellow and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Bounty

Happy October! I’ve been having fun painting Fall and Halloween themes “Off to the County Fair,” watercolor and ink ” The Witch’s House,” ink, marker and colored pencil “Harvest,” ink, colored pencil Earlier this week I enjoyed creating a cornucopia of Fall’s bounty This was inspired by this beautiful MacKenzie-Childs pillow I changed a few … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Floral Escape

I haven’t had time for painting and sketching this week as I seem to have a new hobby… Talking to insurance agents, claim adjusters, and repair people 😩 ☹️ 😫 But one day I set it aside and grabbed a canvas and painted some flowers for a little escape from reality This is my inspiration … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Round-up

I’m not feeling very fearless today, my energy has been drained from constant worry about the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Sally… So today I’ve rounded up some fall artwork in a variety of mediums to feature and hopefully inspire you Click on the titles below to revisit the tutorials Sunflower Scarecrow colored pencil Scarecrow wine … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Perfume”

Glass has always fascinated me, I have collected unusual pieces, I had a painted glassware business for 15 years, and now I am determined to learn to capture the magic of glass with watercolor Let’s paint this pretty perfume bottle today The reference photo is from Unsplash, a free photo reference library I started with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus Friends

I have a serious thing for cactus I love it’s funky shapes and unexpected surprises! Painted Cactus Pot I love all the crazy colorful blooms! Watermelon Cactus I have painted cactus glasses too… Cactus Glasses tutorial here We painted the top part of a cactus last year for Fearless Friday Desert Flower Cactus We also … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Close-up

This is a fun technique to try, framing a part of your subject, sort of like a map inset, and using color only on the framed area and leaving the rest in black and white It will work for any medium you want to use, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, acrylic, oils This was the photo … Continue reading