Fearless Friday, Card Creations

  Do you have piles of sketchbooks lying around?         I can’t seem to ever part with a sketch book and love to flip back through them to see the drawings, ideas, doodles and paintings they hold         Recently when I needed some thank you cards for friends I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Sand Dune” & World Watercolor Month Wrap-up

  I enjoyed doing watercolor paintings  for the  World Watercolor Month July challenge I didn’t manage to do one everyday, but I did do 25 small watercolors…joining a challenge is a great way to make sure you have time for a little art in your day! I painted on an Arteza 140 lb. cold press … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Roses in 3 Mediums

  A couple months ago I did a pastel painting of pink roses         The inspiration photo is a painting, “Pink Rose Study” oil on panel by Laurie Kersey         I started by using pastel pencils to sketch the large shapes of the composition, then I began to add … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Zinnia Garden

  We are over halfway through World Watercolor Month, celebrated during the month of July, and I have had lots of fun experimenting with different watercolor supplies, paper and techniques I even have a doodle filled July calendar page in my sketchbook that I’m trying to add to everyday     I’ve tried to stick … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Sea Oats”

  I am participating in the 31 day challenge for World Watercolor Month in July, but I am still painting with other mediums too You can see my most recent daily watercolors on the right sidebar and on Instagram here         One of my art goals this summer is to learn more … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Gearing Up for World Watercolor Month

  A little watercolor play today as I’m gearing up to join the World Watercolor Month July challenge, hosted by Doodlewash A Charitable Event to Support Arts Education Featuring the 31 Watercolors in 31 Days Challenge! Artists all over the world do a watercolor painting or sketch each day during the month (or whenever you … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alabama Magnolia

  Magnolias are in full bloom in Alabama, and after reading a recent post, The Magnificent Magnolia, by my fellow Alabamian friend Pam@Everyday Living, I had to paint one of these magnificent beauties         I have painted magnolia blooms many times on glassware and buckets, the fat velvety white petals can be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Hibiscus

  “Hey Gigi, can I paint too?” “I want to paint!” CC and Big E proceeded to join me for a little watercolor fun         I got 2 hibiscus trees for either side of the outdoor kitchen, one red and one “fiesta”         The blooms are just gorgeous!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus with Mixed Media

  A little fun with cactus today, with watercolor brush pens, ink, and colored pencil This was the photo I used as a model         Cacti are one of my new passions this Spring, I think they are fascinating and incredibly beautiful         I began with a simple line … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ranunculus x 3

  I treated myself to a new set of watercolor pens for an early Mother’s Day gift and I have had much fun playing with them, look at these beautiful colors!       note: even if your pens or paints come with a printed color chart, always swatch your own colors for reference, and … Continue reading

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