Fearless Friday, Night Owl

I am totally in an “all things October” mood This colorful Night Owl was inspired by colorful owl images I often turn to Pinterest for art inspiration and was inspired by these real and fantasy owls So I combined things I liked for my own interpretation of a colorful October owl I started with a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint a Scarecrow!

This guy has gotten so many pins on Pinterest this Fall, which got me thinking, I should re-share the post I did with a scarecrow tutorial Maybe you’d like to paint a scarecrow~ It’s easier than you think! Start with a head, arms and legs~ I used white mixed with a touch of yellow and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Floral Escape

I haven’t had time for painting and sketching this week as I seem to have a new hobby… Talking to insurance agents, claim adjusters, and repair people 😩 ☹️ 😫 But one day I set it aside and grabbed a canvas and painted some flowers for a little escape from reality This is my inspiration … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Round-up

I’m not feeling very fearless today, my energy has been drained from constant worry about the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Sally… So today I’ve rounded up some fall artwork in a variety of mediums to feature and hopefully inspire you Click on the titles below to revisit the tutorials Sunflower Scarecrow colored pencil Scarecrow wine … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Perfume”

Glass has always fascinated me, I have collected unusual pieces, I had a painted glassware business for 15 years, and now I am determined to learn to capture the magic of glass with watercolor Let’s paint this pretty perfume bottle today The reference photo is from Unsplash, a free photo reference library I started with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus Friends

I have a serious thing for cactus I love it’s funky shapes and unexpected surprises! Painted Cactus Pot I love all the crazy colorful blooms! Watermelon Cactus I have painted cactus glasses too… Cactus Glasses tutorial here We painted the top part of a cactus last year for Fearless Friday Desert Flower Cactus We also … Continue reading

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, White Flowers

. After living at the beach for 4 1/2 months, I was excited to return to the “city” and my studio space for the month of August . . I did fall in love with watercolor during the past few months and wondered if I would feel rusty painting on larger surfaces with acrylic… . … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Trip to France

  Since most of us are traveling virtually these days I’ve been collecting photos of interesting cafes and cityscapes         I have developed a passion for Urban Sketching, drawing loosely with ink and watercolor         Capturing part of a scene or street         For today’s painting, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Gate

  I have been painting watercolors daily for the past few months Watercolor went from being my least favorite medium, to my new favorite! But, I do enjoy acrylic, colored pencils, markers and pastels so for August I’m going to use a variety of tools and techniques         I got some new … Continue reading