Fearless Friday, Abstract Garden

  During this stressful time, turn to something you love to do, as often as you can For me, it is art… Drawing, painting, sketching, doodling… it is an instant trip to another place and keeps me calm and distracted           This painting was done in a recent “self therapy session” … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Wild Flower Field

  Last week we talked about the similarities between cooking and painting I shared my Recipe for a Painting and the preparations I do to get started         Today, let’s paint!         I started with the sky, using a light application of white letting the red come through producing … 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, “Stand Alone”

  Today’s painting was inspired by this single ranunculus bloom that I placed in a juice glass on a side table next to my favorite chair.  As I glanced at it often while I was working, I became fascinated by the complexity of the composition of shapes and colors I saw.  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Reflections”

  I have been crazy for tulips lately, and that includes drawing and painting them         I found a picture of vases of tulips on a window sill and couldn’t get to my studio fast enough         I was eager to try another painting with a red underpainting {the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday, Pink Flower Therapy!

  Welcome to Fearless Friday on Thursday this week, tomorrow I will be participating in a special edition of the Tales of the Traveling Tote Adventures, sharing photos of where in the world we have taken a favorite piece of MacKenzie-Childs tableware It is going to be a lot of fun!       I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Focal Point

  Happy Fearless Friday!   I’m going to play the role of teacher today because I have had very little time to paint, but things are settling down and I am adjusting, so I am hoping to have lots more time for serious painting soon…   Today let’s talk about focal points, and stroll through … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers

  Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract     The customer wanted something similar to the painting below     Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold       The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″     I started with the … Continue reading

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

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