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,Β  but I wasn’t able to source the artist’s name         This was one of those things that … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday, Colored Pencils

Fearless Friday is early this week because tomorrow my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote group & I will be sharing our Spring travels. We are also having a giveaway, it’s a Mackenzie-Childs hand painted globe vase so be sure to stop by for that! Since I’ve done hydrangeas in acrylic and water color, I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

β€œThe 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, 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, 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

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