Fearless Friday, Close-up

This is a fun technique to try, framing a part of your subject, sort of like a map inset, and using color only on the framed area and leaving the rest in black and white It will work for any medium you want to use, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, acrylic, oils This was the photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Flowering Cactus in Colored Pencil

  A good set of colored pencils is a great addition to your studio or stash They are great to use with markers and watercolor, or just by themselves for the delight of coloring         Cactus fascinates me and when I saw this painting by  Dyana E. Hesson I had to paint/draw/color … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Buzzzzzz

  Happy Valentines Day! ❤️ The 3D painting I hoped to share with you today is still in progress So let’s create a little Bee and Flower love 🌼 🐝         I looked at bee images on Pinterest for reference in drawing my bee It has been dark, rainy, and dreary so … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Art Challenges

  I participated in the January art challenge sponsored by Doodlewash Art challenges are a wonderful way to push yourself, try new things, experiment, tap into your creativity…   “Marbles”  5″ x 4″ watercolor and ink on mixed media paper     And best of all, you might just surprise yourself!!   “Lava Lamp”  6″ … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mr. Fancy

  Let’s have some fun with black and white today         And a touch of red and orange         If you break your subject down by shapes, it is not so overwhelming         Let’s give him some feathers         and a large rooster … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober Round-up

  I participated in the Inktober monthly challenge, doing 1 drawing a day with ink, choosing a subject from the daily prompt list         I must admit, sometimes I was lax about doing the drawings every day and had to play catch up a few times, drawing several on the same day … 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, Seeing Double

  How about a cocktail?         Looking at a photo of a Manhattan Cocktail by Cheryl Oz, I was fascinated by all the colors and shapes I saw, and decided to recreate this drink by using a combination of different colored shapes         I started with a very light … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Doodling and Coloring Pages

After many weeks without doing any artwork, I felt a little rusty when I got the chance to sit down with my sketchbook         Art is like anything else, if you don’t do it consistently, you will loose your feel or edge just a little         To loosen up … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sun Dappled Terrace

  Welcome to the “Sun Dappled Terrace,” where you can dine al fresco and enjoy a view of the sea       This was inspired by the painting below, that I saw on Pinterest,  but I wasn’t able to source the artist’s name         This was one of those things that … Continue reading