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, 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, 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, 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

Fearless Friday, Deep Blue Sea

  This is a whimsical painting I did for the boys room at the beach           They are all about fishing!         A little tongue in cheek with an image of our boat heading the opposite direction from the fish…         I often just squeeze … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Geraniums

Brighten your day with some summer geraniums! This is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 16″  2″ wide wrapped canvas, which was painted first with black gesso     The main shapes were laid in with a few quick strokes to establish the composition and placement     Adding color to pots and foreground   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Dreams & Plans”

Fearless Friday is all about letting go, trying new things, and having fun with a paint brush     We talked about the art of Getting Started recently,     While I’m working on the large canvas above, I wanted to share a painting I did several years ago which was inspired by several other … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lobster Buoy Love

I haven’t had any time to paint these past few weeks, with house guests and traveling, so today’s painting is one I did a month or so ago, to finish the guest room redo     I did a watercolor of buoys earlier this summer, you can read about the inspiration and see the tutorial … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Art in Bloom

Does art imitate life?   Or does life imitate art?     I don’t have a tutorial for this painting, but I do have a framing idea that might be considered a little fearless     I love to change the scenery on our mantel and often use this large empty frame     This … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Rose Garden

This is not Friday the 13th, but it is the 13th Fearless Friday!  When I decided to start this weekly post series, I had no idea how much it would impact me.  You all have been so supportive, encouraging and kind and I just had to say… THANK YOU SO MUCH!  ❤️ I am back … Continue reading

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