Fearless Friday, Pins and Needles

I am doing a painting a day for World Watercolor Month this July There is a list of daily prompts here for inspiration Yesterday’s prompt was “Jittery” hmmmm, the first thing that came to mind was “sitting on pins and needles” I found a basket of yarn photo on Pixabay with knitting needles and added … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tropical Breeze

I am participating in World Watercolor Month, a watercolor painting everyday in July Yesterday’s prompt was “Breathe” which instantly made me think of taking a deep breath, a happy sigh, when I look at palm trees and the beach The art print below by John Clark was my inspiration photo It is fun to interpret … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Patch of Blue

We’re going to explore abstract painting a bit today I have been commissioned to do a lot of abstract paintings in my career Any commission is a little scary because you want to make sure your client loves it, but when it is commissioned by your own daughter, that is the scariest of all! This … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Tomatoes

Since I’m vacationing with my family this week, I am resharing a watercolor tutorial for tomatoes After flowers, food is my second favorite subject to draw and paint, especially tomatoes The stores and produce stands are filling up with fat juicy summer tomatoes so grab some and before you eat them, paint them! These tomatoes … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Busy Bees

In honor of World Bee Day yesterday, I’ve been busy as a bee creating some bee things You do NOT have to be an artist to paint these simple bees! A few dots, a few stripes and Voilà, Bees! I had this metal pitcher in the pantry for watering plants and decided it could use … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Cottage & free printable

Are you familiar with Urban Sketching? It’s sketching on location, artists out and about in cities and towns, capturing life as it’s happening~ 2 of my favorite Urban Sketchers are Charlie Breen and Ian Fennelley Cabbagetown by Charlie Breen They have an incredibly loose style and add watercolor with abandon~ lines don’t have to be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Easter Garden

When the MacKenzie-Childs Spring catalog arrived I fell in love with the cover and just had to paint it! I painted the background flowers and foreground moss with watercolor and used ink and markers for the bunny and eggs I started with a pencil sketch of the bunny {please forgive the bluish paper, I was … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painted Pitcher

I bought this pitcher at Hobby Lobby several years ago, thinking I would do a MacKenzie-Childs knock off Instead of painting a MacKenzie-Childs style pattern, I ended up being inspired by my Pflatzgraff dishware and painted the pitcher to go with it and also go with a MKC Royal Check Pedestal Platter I received as … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Simple Painted Snowmen

These jolly snowmen can be created with just a few brushstrokes Here’s how they look on stemware If you paint on glass or dishware, you must use paint made for glassware These are the types of brushes I used to paint them These are the 3 designs we’ll be painting today “Happy Snowmen” have their … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Thank You Cards

Making your own cards can be so much fun, and it’s a way to turn doodling with a paint brush into something you can use I got motivated by this adorable card, below left Sweet Emily sent it to me for my birthday and I just had to draw it {below right} Then I decided … Continue reading