Fearless Friday, Still Life with Oranges

Lately I have been doing a lot of holiday doodles and drawings so the other day I got out my acrylics and a canvas and spent a peaceful morning painting a still life of flowers with oranges This is my inspiration photo source A Sta-Wet Palette** is handy for keeping acrylics from drying out, it … 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, Apricot Branch

    I made a quick trip to the city this week {up and back in 44 hours!} I took care of top priorities, like hair, skin and a social distance happy hour on the patio with BFFs Things almost felt like normal…         Anyhooooo… No time for painting the past few … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Hibiscus in a Blue Pot

  Happy Friday! I am continuing to explore the wet in wet technique we discussed last week I find it fascinating to let the colors blend on their own and watch wonderful effects appear on the paper     This painting, “Future Raisins” was painted for the Doodlewash May prompt of raisins       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Bicycle Basket

  Lately I’ve been experimenting with a looser style, I call it “Dab & Scribble”  🎨 🖋 A little dab of color and then some ink scribbles         Depending on the subject, sometimes I sketch first, and sometimes I just start with strokes of color as I did with the fox   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Zinnia Garden

  We are over halfway through World Watercolor Month, celebrated during the month of July, and I have had lots of fun experimenting with different watercolor supplies, paper and techniques I even have a doodle filled July calendar page in my sketchbook that I’m trying to add to everyday     I’ve tried to stick … 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, 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, “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

Creations, Breaking Waves

Let’s paint today.  Painting is not a mysterious magical process, but rather just a series of steps and layers of colors and shapes… I usually paint with a very limited palette and mix my own colors. This helps keep the finished work uniform and cohesive For this painting I used Titantium White, Cerulan blue, Hanza … Continue reading