Fearless Friday, Patriotic Painting Crafts

  In the spirit of patriotism this week {Be sure to see the tablescape hop this week here} We are going to do some easy and fun painting today!         While I was updating decor in the city, replacing the daffodil wreath on my front door I realized I only had ONE … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alabama Magnolia

  Magnolias are in full bloom in Alabama, and after reading a recent post, The Magnificent Magnolia, by my fellow Alabamian friend Pam@Everyday Living, I had to paint one of these magnificent beauties         I have painted magnolia blooms many times on glassware and buckets, the fat velvety white petals can be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Hibiscus

  “Hey Gigi, can I paint too?” “I want to paint!” CC and Big E proceeded to join me for a little watercolor fun         I got 2 hibiscus trees for either side of the outdoor kitchen, one red and one “fiesta”         The blooms are just gorgeous!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Stand Alone”

  Today’s painting was inspired by this single ranunculus bloom that I placed in a juice glass on a side table next to my favorite chair.Β  As I glanced at it often while I was working, I became fascinated by the complexity of the composition of shapes and colors I saw.Β  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus with Mixed Media

  A little fun with cactus today, with watercolor brush pens, ink, and colored pencil This was the photo I used as a model         Cacti are one of my new passions this Spring, I think they are fascinating and incredibly beautiful         I began with a simple line … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ranunculus x 3

  I treated myself to a new set of watercolor pens for an early Mother’s Day gift and I have had much fun playing with them, look at these beautiful colors!       note: even if your pens or paints come with a printed color chart, always swatch your own colors for reference, and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Pot of Posies

  A long time ago I was very interested in pastel painting and bought a large set of semi hard pastel sticks and a set of pastel pencils.Β  I dabbled and played and did several paintings but somewhere along the way I lost interest and shoved them aside         I am truly … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Reflections”

  I have been crazy for tulips lately, and that includes drawing and painting them         I found a picture of vases of tulips on a window sill and couldn’t get to my studio fast enough         I was eager to try another painting with a red underpainting {the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch

  A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Importance of Drawing, and how drawing regularly helps improve all creative activities.Β  Drawing for fun not purpose, just for the enjoyment…         I think it’s important to do the same with paint, have fun and experiment with your medium without pressure of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Casual Bouquet

  After taking an art workshop recently, I couldn’t wait to get back to my own easel, and my own painting style!         During the workshop I experimented with painting on a new surface, Ampersand gessoboard This is really becoming popular with professional artists because of it’s durability and it’s much easier … Continue reading

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