Fearless Friday, Watercolor Chrysanthemums

  I did this painting for the Doodlewash June challenge the prompt was “chrysanthemums”           My inspiration photo is by Jerry Wang on Unsplash here       I loved the blurred background and the crisp edges of the one bloom in focus I did the background first by laying down … Continue reading

Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pop the Champagne!

  Pop the Champagne, it’s 2020! I treated myself to the December Art Snacks Plus box  The Plus boxes include 5-6 full size premium art supplies, including 1 full size surface curated to work with the other supplies in the box The December plus box featured a pad of Sirio Ultra Black Paper     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fantasy Owl

  Happy Friday! Fall is flying by… I am having fun this month participating in the Doodlewash November Art Challenge Drawing or painting something everyday from the prompt list AND! My 11 yr old grandson is doing it with me!!       We both had fun drawing owls and I want to share my … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Halloween Birthday Basket

  We were supposed to be on the coast this weekend celebrating DD’s birthday         We started seeing rain in the forecast on Tuesday All of a sudden, by Wednesday morning there was a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico We reluctantly called off the weekend…       And by … Continue reading

Holidays, Cute or Creepy?

  Now, if you’re one who doesn’t like Halloween, I get it… I am not a fan of the gory and terrifying stuff, Just bring on the cute and the fun!   Burlap Bottle Ghosts     My ghosts won’t scare you   Ghost Ship     or double dare you   Ghosts on the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower Scarecrow

  How do you feel about colored pencils? When I first started drawing, I loved to use colored pencils and markers They are still favorite mediums, You have great control, and many options to achieve different effects   It was so hot at the beach last week, I couldn’t even paint on the porch 😅 so … Continue reading

Holidays, Galentine’s Gifts

  I have received some wonderful gifts from my girlfriends lately and thought it would be fun to share them with you in case you need a gift idea for the Galentines in your life…         The other day I found a package in my mailbox, and opened it to find this … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Winter Grapefruit

After being housebound for a week with a bad cold I ventured out to Target to pick up a few things I was greeted at the door with an entire display of beautiful grapefruit colored blooms         I stopped and looked but then walked away to do my shopping       … Continue reading

Creations, On to December!

  Have you started your holiday decorating?         I am still pretty much in “pumpkin mode” and grateful for the “extra week” we have this year with Thanksgiving falling early   Sea Glass Tree   I did pull out some holiday things at the South Pole  that we are enjoying this weekend … Continue reading

  • Follow The Painted Apron on WordPress.com