Fearless Friday, Holiday Wreaths

Let’s continue creating Christmas spirit and paint holiday wreaths and holly 🎅🏻 These are easy peasy, and no fancy art skills required! You can use watercolor or markers and make cards, tags or gift wrap Supplies: watercolor paint, colored markers card stock, heavy watercolor paper blank cards suitable for watercolor or marker white bags or … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint & Doodle!

Today I want to share a fun method that will build your confidence as an artist~ you literally can not make a mistake! I call this technique “paint and doodle” Load a round brush with watercolor and paint a few simple shapes Continue to add more shapes, using a lot of water with your color … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Witchy Pumpkin

Trick or Treat! Let’s have a little Halloween fun today and draw and color a witchy pumpkin! This photo from Lady Bug Wreaths was my inspiration I started with a pencil sketch adding my own version of her hat, with a spider web, buckle and dangling spooky spider Next I went over the sketch with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Art on Black Paper

In the spirit of Inktober and Halloween, today we’re going to talk about some cool ideas for drawing and painting on black paper Black paper and colored gel pens can produce some magical effects! I have been using this paper occasionally for the Inktober art challenge For the #9 prompt, “nest” I drew a bird … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober 22

I haven’t been doing much art lately, so to get myself going again and return to daily sketching, I’m joining the annual Inktober art challenge Art challenges are such a great way to challenge yourself, improve your skills and try new techniques As you can see by reading the prompt list you also will draw … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Halloween Fun

Okay, so how is it already Friday?? I don’t know where this week went but my art supplies are dusty, ahem, so today I am sharing a couple of painting ideas from the archives Let’s make some Halloween treat bags! Painting pumpkins is just like Painting Tomatoes Use orange and yellow orange or yellow and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Caprese Grilled Cheese

Do you ever draw or paint food? I think it’s a lot of fun… The cooking theme on the Painted Apron this month is Grilled Cheese Sandwiches so let’s draw and paint one! My inspiration photo was this grilled caprese sandwich with avocado~ doesn’t it make you want to take a bite? 😋 I started … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Autumn Leaves

Are you in full Fall mode yet? I spotted real pumpkins at the market the other day, and leaves are starting to cover my driveway… I love to paint autumn leaves with watercolor like Leaves of Change above Let’s see what we can create with markers and colored pencils The photo collage below is what … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Red Apples

With my thoughts turning to September and Fall, apples came to mind… Let’s paint some! Start with a pencil sketch to establish their shapes and position I started by painting the highlight areas near the stem with yellow green and ochre Then shades of pale orange and red Then more highlight areas surrounded by shades … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Funky Flowers with Acrylic & Paint Pens

Let’s have some fun today with funky flowers! I am working on a series of 8″ x 10″ acrylic floral paintings I have made several collages to refer to for inspiration “Whimsy,” the painting pictured below is the first one I painted in the series, and shared the steps last year here I painted today’s … Continue reading