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

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

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