Fearless Friday, Ice Cream Cone

  I is for ice cream!     and this ice cream cone has no calories!         basic sketch with dry watercolor brush pens         Gentle blending with a little water         details with lines and dots         blending with soft colored pencils … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Using Line

Happy Ground Hog Day… I hope the ground hog doesn’t see his shadow today and that Spring is on the way! I’ve been painting flowers lately, dreaming of Spring       This one began with a loose ink sketch           I choose a focal point to begin, like the daffodils … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”

  I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started so I began with a rough sketch   I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone     Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?     Zelda, Kim Kreis   Kim Kreis … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Zentangle

  My current artistic passion is Zentangle         Even if you haven’t heard of it, I bet you’ve seen some Zentangle art       You do not have to be an artist to have fun with Zentangle!! Think of it as doodling with a purpose and a focused mind     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, The magic of shading

  The current resident in my studio is not a canvas but a giant dollhouse     DD’s grandmother gave her this Southern mansion style dollhouse when she was a little girl She got it at an estate sale and lovingly fixed it up with curtains, dolls and furnishings, most of which are long gone, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Festival of Trees

How many ways can you draw a holiday tree?   hmmm….let’s see!     So many styles and possibilities!     Fun to color too!   I used watercolor pencils for the mod tree, coloring it in an ombre style from light to dark and then using a waterbrush to blend   The traditional tree … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Starting Over

Before we paint today, let’s talk about {forgive the pun} the Elephant in the room… I don’t want to talk about politics, but I do want to talk about the great state of Alabama where I am proud to live   One thing that Alabama is consistently good at, is looking bad in the news…yes, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Turnip

In October I tried an “Alphabet Challenge,” one drawing a day, of a food titled with a different letter every day, A-Z The food itself didn’t have to begin with the letter, an adjective or descriptive word left room for lots of imagination     I wanted to practice different lettering styles too     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Poinsettias

Let’s paint some flowers today     Pink Poinsettias are my favorite holiday flower     They are full of so many beautiful colors and tones     Not to stress you out but did you know there are only 58 days until Christmas????     As I filled in the shapes with color I … Continue reading

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