Fearless Friday, Have a Cuppa

Join me for a cup of your favorite coffee or tea today! Let’s get brewing! I gathered some inspiration photos from Pinterest and did a simple pencil sketch Once I drew the cups and pot I added whimsical patterns Next I inked the sketch with a .05 waterproof liner pen You can download a free … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Easy Watercolor Cards and Tags plus free printables!

Today we’re going to make some quick and easy watercolor cards or gift tags, great for last minute gifts or when you want to add a special touch We’re going to do 2 designs that will work for almost any occasion, a vase of flowers And a cake! These cards are painted on cold press … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Home Sweet Home

When I saw this photo, my pen and paint brush started itching… Doesn’t it look like a storybook cottage, such a cozy and welcoming home? {Pinterest source} I started by drawing the complicated roof line Then I sketched in the other parts of the house Then I inked over the pencil You can download a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Iris with ink and watercolor pencils

Today we are going to draw and color, and then turn the drawing into a watercolor painting! I have this Botanica book that I often get inspiration from It is full of detailed ink drawings of flowers and plants It is actually an adult coloring book A book like this can really help you improve … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, French Shoppe urban sketching

Let’s take a trip to Paris today for a little urban sketching Urban sketching is the act of drawing what you see around you, houses, buildings, cityscapes typically done in a fast, loose manner with ink and then brought to life with watercolor Unfortunately I was not on the streets of Paris when I drew … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tulips in Colored Pencil

Today we’re going to relax with colored pencils and recreate this tulip art I saw on Pinterest I was unable to source the artist but I just loved the flow of the flowers, the artist really captured the way tulips move and change Just like the Pink Gladiolas we drew and painted a few weeks … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Red Roses Abstract Acrylic

The painting below, “Bloom in a Blue Vase” is one of my favorites It was painted in an abstract style from a simple jar of flowers I decided to crop the photo of the blue jar arrangement and do another painting in a similar abstract style I used a black underpainted canvas and began with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Gladiolas

I recently discovered a watercolor artist who’s style is really eye-popping Krzysztof Kowalski I just had to see if I could do something similar… I started with a pencil sketch Beginning with the top flower and working down, drawing shape by shape Instead of painting the flowers, I started with the background, painting different shades … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Spring Fever

Here we are at the end of February and I have a bad case of Spring Fever! Are you seeing any signs of Spring in your neighborhood? I’ve been spotting daffodils, forsythia and budding trees With daffodils on my mind I went to Pixabay for a photo inspiration Photo source Bright yellow and blue bring … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Watercolor Landscape

I have been experimenting with different styles and techniques lately, inspired by other artists, and this watercolor landscape caught my eye I found it on Pinterest but I was unable to source it Shapes and color tell the story here and I did a quick watercolor sketch rendition I started with the lightest areas, and … Continue reading