Fearless Friday, Impasto

A large abstract floral painting has been on my to do list since last Spring when I was commissioned by a friend to paint Bloom     I also wanted to experiment with using gel mediums and decided to incorporate impasto Impasto is a painting technique using very thick amounts of paint resulting in a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Roses for Mother’s Day!

Roses for Mother’s Day! This is a special Fearless Friday~ An artist blogger buddy,  Jodi   joined me in a watercolor demonstration to show you how 2 artists can paint the same subject and have 2 different intrepretations, 2 similar, yet very different paintings     I sent her this photo and she painted the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Candle Party Plates

    Let’s have some party fun today and paint some festive candles   🎂     You don’t have to be an artist to paint these funky candles, all you need is a rough sketch to plan the colors and design     Some paint,* and several brushes * if you aren’t painting on glass, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Just Dance…

🍀  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  🍀     Today is also CC’s 4th birthday! Wasn’t it only yesterday that she was turning 1?     CC is quite a little artist herself, and she also loves to dance     Just dance!     Her mom asked me to do a watercolor ballet dress for … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Heartbeat

This painting was commissioned by a special friend, {who also keeps my hair magically blonde} for her new space in an upscale French themed salon     She wanted an abstract that was sophisticated, yet pretty, interesting, but not too busy… Something to remind her to keep calm and carry on…   We looked at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mardi Gras Mask

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

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

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!

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

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

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