Fearless Friday, Mardi Gras Mask

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The Gulf Coast is gearing up for Mardi Gras       Last year I made a Mardi Gras Bucket     Time to change things up!     This year we have a Mardi Gras boat     and a Mardi Gras mask     I bought this assembled pallet piece at Walmart for … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Drippy Bouquet

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Let’s be fearless today and play with watercolor       Lots of fun things  happen when you let the paint drip, run, and splatter…             step 1: light wash for each flower   step 2: add stems   step 3: a red rose swoosh   step 4: an orange swoosh and some dots … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Geraniums

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Brighten your day with some summer geraniums! This is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 16″  2″ wide wrapped canvas, which was painted first with black gesso     The main shapes were laid in with a few quick strokes to establish the composition and placement     Adding color to pots and foreground   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Gingerbread!

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Let’s talk gingerbread!   I am going to be making gingerbread houses with the kiddos tomorrow,     I confess that even though HHjr and I debated about making the real thing, we caved and bought kits at Target and assembled the houses ahead of time.   An eager 3, 4, and 8 year old don’t … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Calm, Cool, & Collected

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Remember this blank canvas     and this paint     It finally came together         I did the gray underpainting with Annie Sloan Paris Gray chalk paint Then vertical strokes and a horizontal band at the bottom with Behr flat white wall paint More vertical strokes with Devine Colors Twig acrylic … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lobster Buoy Love

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I haven’t had any time to paint these past few weeks, with house guests and traveling, so today’s painting is one I did a month or so ago, to finish the guest room redo     I did a watercolor of buoys earlier this summer, you can read about the inspiration and see the tutorial … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ice Cream Sundae

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How about an ice cream sundae?     This one is different from the Food Network magazine inspiration photo above because it’s got zero calories       You can make it as big as you want!!       Add lots of cherries     Pile on the whipped cream!     Now drizzle … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tomatoes & Chicken Pesto Mac & Cheese

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I know we are all shedding a tear as the end of summer tomatoes looms on the horizon 😢   But! Here are some ways to enjoy summer tomatoes all year- You can paint Tomatoes easily with the Waterlogue App     Pastel pencil on paper     Stacked Tomato Salad     Watercolor  tomatoes … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lobster Trap Buoys

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My new passion is  lobster trap buoys Recently pictured on the cover of Coastal Living magazine, they are so colorful and full of personality   And inside the magazine I discovered the artist Trip Park and his wonderful lobster buoy paintings     I mentioned him the other day when I was doing some Instant … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Rose Garden

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This is not Friday the 13th, but it is the 13th Fearless Friday!  When I decided to start this weekly post series, I had no idea how much it would impact me.  You all have been so supportive, encouraging and kind and I just had to say… THANK YOU SO MUCH!  ❤️ I am back … Continue reading

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