Fearless Friday, “Crunch Time”

  Certain subjects fascinate me and for some reason I have a thing for carrots     Maybe it’s their bright color, funny shape or multiple textures…     They just make me smile     This painted carrot tutorial, demonstrates how easy they are to paint     Today I thought it would be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Breaking Waves

I posted a tutorial about this painting 2 years ago, long before Fearless Friday was born I have had a very busy end of May, and sadly haven’t touched my paint brushes or pens, but I hope to make up for it in the next few weeks     I hope you don’t mind the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sketching Station

There are so many wonderful mediums to explore in the art world     As much as I’d love to paint everyday, in reality that’s just a folly     But I have created a mini studio at my fingertips,     Markers, pens, colored pencils and small sketch books     Having things within … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Heartbeat

This painting was commissioned by a special friend, {who also keeps my hair magically blonde} for her new space in an upscale French themed salon     She wanted an abstract that was sophisticated, yet pretty, interesting, but not too busy… Something to remind her to keep calm and carry on…   We looked at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Geraniums

Brighten your day with some summer geraniums! This is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 16″  2″ wide wrapped canvas, which was painted first with black gesso     The main shapes were laid in with a few quick strokes to establish the composition and placement     Adding color to pots and foreground   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Calm, Cool, & Collected

Remember this blank canvas     and this paint     It finally came together         I did the gray underpainting with Annie Sloan Paris Gray chalk paint Then vertical strokes and a horizontal band at the bottom with Behr flat white wall paint More vertical strokes with Devine Colors Twig acrylic … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Painting with Gold Leaf

“I could do that…shoot, I could have done that in kindergarten…”     Well maybe, but abstract art is more complicated than people think       Composition, color, focal point, light, all these things are just as important in abstract paintings as they are in more traditional painting     In the painting above … Continue reading

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