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

Fearless Friday, Pastel Pot of Posies

  A long time ago I was very interested in pastel painting and bought a large set of semi hard pastel sticks and a set of pastel pencils.  I dabbled and played and did several paintings but somewhere along the way I lost interest and shoved them aside         I am truly … 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, The Importance of Drawing

I recently read an article on Artists Network about how drawing regularly can enhance your painting, photography, just about anything you do creatively Even if you are an accomplished artist, the act of drawing regularly will increase your skills to be able to see things differently…see new colors, tones and values…discover even more about light … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Casual Bouquet

  After taking an art workshop recently, I couldn’t wait to get back to my own easel, and my own painting style!         During the workshop I experimented with painting on a new surface, Ampersand gessoboard This is really becoming popular with professional artists because of it’s durability and it’s much easier … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alabama Cornfield

I want to thank everyone for your prayers and concerns for my fellow Alabamians impacted by the recent tornadoes…Alabama generally gets only negative publicity– storms, politics, racial issues…but it is truly a magnificent and beautiful state.  We have mountains, lakes, beautiful trees, waterfalls, mild winters, and sugar white sandy beaches on our gulf coast…and most … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday, Red Rose

  Fearless Friday is early this week because tomorrow I will be traveling with my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote group, be sure to stop by for the fun and a giveaway!         Roses are not only one of my very favorite flowers, They are a favorite subject to draw and … Continue reading

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