Fearless Friday, Hydrangea Vase

I did very little artwork during the holidays and just like anything else, when you stop or reduce time spent, you get rusty… I decided to do a quick and loose watercolor to get back in the groove This was painted from a photo by my friend Pam from Everyday Living She and her fellow … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Waiting for Santa

Can you believe that Christmas Eve is a week from today?? I know some excited little ones that are waiting for Santa! Our houses are decorated and their stockings are hung~ Lots of holiday merriment has already begun! First a pencil sketch starting with stones Ink over the pencil and then erase You can download … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Trees

It’s been a busy week at The Painted Apron, and my birthday is tomorrow… so I am taking the day off and reposting this fun and fearless way anyone can create 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 … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Candle

Happy December! Let’s light a holiday candle to celebrate this special time of the year! I painted this with watercolor but the tutorial will work with colored pencils, markers, or a combination of mediums also I started with a pencil sketch then inked over the pencil and erased You can print this here and color … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Ornaments

I can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas this year! I recently heard that people who decorate early are significantly happier, so let’s bring on the decorations! Today we’re going to draw and color holiday ornaments and there is a free printable if you want to follow along and color with me First I did … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Autumn Acorns

I haven’t painted with watercolor in months, it was fun to get them out and play! I am participating in the Doodlewash November Challenge The prompt for one day was “Acorn” I found an image on Pixabay for inspiration This is a fun fast and loose technique I started by painting an abstract leaf shape … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Feelin’ Witchy!

Happy October! How did we get here so fast?? I am starting to feel a little witchy so let’s have some Halloween fun today! Today we’re going to draw and color one of Halloween’s favorite icons, witch legs When you are drawing something one of my favorite tricks to use is turning the paper Seeing … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pumpkin Pickup

Today we’re going to draw and color a pumpkin truck There’s a free printable for you if you want to follow along I used markers, but you can use colored pencils or a combination First a pencil sketch Once you are satisfied with the drawing use a waterproof liner pen to ink your drawing and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Boat

A little fun with pastels today… I am not a professional with pastels and know very little about this medium, but I do know they are lots of fun to play with and from the first stroke you achieve instant color gratification I photo inspiration pictures and make a collage that I can print out … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Flowers

Today we’re going to paint some colorful abstract flowers This is something I encourage anyone to try, it is simply dabbing paint onto a canvas in simple shapes to create a fantasy garden of abstract happy flowers Colorful paintings by Julie Marriott were my inspiration She masterfully combines series of strokes and shapes in beautiful … Continue reading