Shells on the Beach Canvas

Welcome to the June edition of the monthly Creative Craft Hop! Sara from Birdz of a Feather is hosting, thank you Sara! Welcome friends, readers, and visitors~ if you’re coming from Purple Hues and Me I know you’re buzzing with excitement about her Bumblebee Wall Decor DIY Today I’m going to show you how to … 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, “Jewel”

Today we’re going to paint a “jewel” the final prompt for World Watercolor Month July 2021 The most important lesson you can learn is that when you are drawing or painting, break down your subject into shapes, pick a start point and interpret the subject shape by shape This makes a complicated subject much less … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Popping Poppies, Saving a Painting

Paintings often take their own direction and end up differently than originally planned… Sometimes it is the result of fixing a mistake, or “happy accident”… and other times you get an idea or change direction mid painting… When I began this painting I had no plans of adding a third dimension, but here’s what happened… … Continue reading

Creations, Little Red Truck MacKenzie-Childs Makeover

  I have a passion for MacKenzie-Childs and all things black and white *Sigh* Last week they held their annual mid Summer Barn Sale, with tons of pretties deeply discounted~ This year I was actually able to go because it was online!         Even though I filled my cart several times, checking … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower Love

  I’m all about sunflowers this week       I have been extra busy, so I borrowed parts of this post from the archives         to share some easy sunflower painting fun today         Before you begin to paint something take a few minutes to really look at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Roses

        I know I’ve been on a floral kick lately, but I promise I’m working on some landscapes and other stuff I hope to share with you soon         These roses were inspired by a MacKenzie-Childs floral rug       And a large bud painted on the wall … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Flowers on a Chippy Chair

  Do you ever see a photo and think, “I’ve got to paint that!”           I started with a light sketch of the main flower with colored pencil         Using that as a guide, light color washes were added to determine the shapes and locations of the other … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fun with Watermelon

We are going to paint today, but first I want to share where my watermelon inspiration came from…       The Traveling Tote gals decided to have a voluntary gift swap, and our fearless founder, Patti, paired us up         We were directed to send something representative of our home state … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting with Watercolor Brush Pens

When I first got this set of watercolor brush pens I must admit, I was a little disappointed     With a little practice I learned how to use them, and now I’m crazy about them     Here’s how they look before blending, intense color but dry   A regular brush and water will … Continue reading