Fearless Friday, Sidewalk Cafe

  We all need a big dose of fearless right now and I’ve found art to be wonderful therapy         I love to paint flowers, but lately I have been painting different types of things, thanks to the Doodlewash daily prompts, and I’ve discovered a have a mini passion for painting loose … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Wild Flower Field

  Last week we talked about the similarities between cooking and painting I shared my Recipe for a Painting and the preparations I do to get started         Today, let’s paint!         I started with the sky, using a light application of white letting the red come through producing … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Recipe for a Painting

    Similar to cooking, a painting requires a series of preparation steps           When you begin to make a recipe, you first gather your ingredients, then you  do the primary preparations such as chopping, cooking pasta, browning meat, grating cheese, etc. Then you proceed to assemble and cook your dish … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Window Box

  Between traveling and preparing for Labor Day weekend I haven’t painted for almost 2 weeks! 😱   One of my favorite ways to warm up is to do line drawings, looking at a book or a magazine, choosing one item from a page and creating sort of a collage   The one below is … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week         How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cock-a-Doodle-do!

  There is just something about roosters and chickens that always makes me smile… I saw a photo of a beautiful rooster that made me instantly want to start painting         I started with yellow and orange washes         I like to keep my inspiration photo close to my … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”

  I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started so I began with a rough sketch   I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone     Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?     Zelda, Kim Kreis   Kim Kreis … Continue reading

Creations, CC’s Dollhouse

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for your visits, friendship and comments and letting me share my sometimes wacky world with you     One of the highlights of our holiday was passing down my daughter’s dollhouse to my granddaughter     This dollhouse was found at an estate … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Starting Over

Before we paint today, let’s talk about {forgive the pun} the Elephant in the room… I don’t want to talk about politics, but I do want to talk about the great state of Alabama where I am proud to live   One thing that Alabama is consistently good at, is looking bad in the news…yes, … Continue reading

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