Fearless Friday, A Squeeze of Lemon

A little fun with acrylics today, let’s paint a cold drink to enjoy in the summertime! Pixabay and Unsplash are great sources for free photos for painting inspiration Just type what you are looking for in the search bar, like “cold drink” and pages of images will pop up for you to peruse This painting … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Have a Cuppa

Join me for a cup of your favorite coffee or tea today! Let’s get brewing! I gathered some inspiration photos from Pinterest and did a simple pencil sketch Once I drew the cups and pot I added whimsical patterns Next I inked the sketch with a .05 waterproof liner pen You can download a free … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Bottle Vase

I have a thing for pretty bottles, and love to save them for future crafts and creations And guess what? You don’t have to be a skilled artist to paint one… it’s just simple shapes and colors! I started with this flat sided oval liqueur bottle and painted it with a coat of white chalk … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blue Flowers

Sometimes I see a painting that instantly fall in love with and the first thing I want to do is paint it myself We’ve talked before about copying other artist’s work and it’s important to remember that it is totally acceptable as long as you credit the artist and don’t try to pass it off … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Home Sweet Home

When I saw this photo, my pen and paint brush started itching… Doesn’t it look like a storybook cottage, such a cozy and welcoming home? {Pinterest source} I started by drawing the complicated roof line Then I sketched in the other parts of the house Then I inked over the pencil You can download a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Iris with ink and watercolor pencils

Today we are going to draw and color, and then turn the drawing into a watercolor painting! I have this Botanica book that I often get inspiration from It is full of detailed ink drawings of flowers and plants It is actually an adult coloring book A book like this can really help you improve … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, April Calendar Page

Happy April! No silly jokes or pranks today, just a little April fun making a customized calendar page This is a nice addition to your journal or for the family bulletin board, highlighting the special events of the month I started by sketching designs and objects that I might possibly want to incorporate I looked … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, French Shoppe urban sketching

Let’s take a trip to Paris today for a little urban sketching Urban sketching is the act of drawing what you see around you, houses, buildings, cityscapes typically done in a fast, loose manner with ink and then brought to life with watercolor Unfortunately I was not on the streets of Paris when I drew … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tulips in Colored Pencil

Today we’re going to relax with colored pencils and recreate this tulip art I saw on Pinterest I was unable to source the artist but I just loved the flow of the flowers, the artist really captured the way tulips move and change Just like the Pink Gladiolas we drew and painted a few weeks … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Gladiolas

I recently discovered a watercolor artist who’s style is really eye-popping Krzysztof Kowalski I just had to see if I could do something similar… I started with a pencil sketch Beginning with the top flower and working down, drawing shape by shape Instead of painting the flowers, I started with the background, painting different shades … Continue reading