Fearless Friday, Deep Blue Sea

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  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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

Fearless Friday, Abstract Painting with Gold Leaf

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“I could do that…shoot, I could have done that in kindergarten…”     Well maybe, but abstract art is more complicated than people think       Composition, color, focal point, light, all these things are just as important in abstract paintings as they are in more traditional painting     In the painting above … Continue reading

Creations, Breaking Waves

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Let’s paint today.  Painting is not a mysterious magical process, but rather just a series of steps and layers of colors and shapes… I usually paint with a very limited palette and mix my own colors. This helps keep the finished work uniform and cohesive For this painting I used Titantium White, Cerulan blue, Hanza … Continue reading

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