Fearless Friday, Summer Blooms

Flowers are a passion, and when I see a pretty arrangement like this one by my friend Pam from Everyday Living, my first thought is I want to paint that! So I did~ Let me show you the steps I printed out a collage of photos that I want to paint, including Pam’s arrangement I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mary’s Poppies

My friend Mary’s husband is a photographer She recently shared a photo of poppies that he captured on her blog Awakening Wonders Isn’t this beautiful? My first thought was, “I have to paint that!” I started with a pencil sketch, drawing the focal flower first then tucking the others behind it and adding the stems … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, FloraBunny

I’m traveling today so I am going to re-share one of my favorite paintings to put you in a happy Spring frame of mind- This painting was inspired by some watercolors I saw recently by Sillier than Sally Her style is loose, whimsical and colorful, and her paintings are magic When I saw this bunny, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Teacup Rose

Today I’m going to share a Teacup Rose painting using colored pencils and watercolor This is the inspiration photo I used The flowers are the focal point and the teacup sort of fades into the background First a pencil sketch starting with the large rose then I drew in the smaller flowers Then the teacup … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ice Cream Sundae

Rainy dreary weather put me in the mood for a sunny ice cream sundae! And this one has zero calories 😊 The is the inspiration photo I used source I made a detailed pencil drawing with all the shape patterns of the ice cream, the dish, umbrella, strawberry, syrup and glass reflections Then I started … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Bird on a Branch

A recent prompt for the January 2023 Doodlewash art challenge was “branches” I often go to Pixabay for free photos to paint and when I searched for branches on their site this photo of a bird caught my eye Birds are a little out of my comfort zone so I began with a pencil sketch … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Color Play

Let’s have some Fall fun with watercolor today! The changing leaves seem to be extra colorful this year I have seen some amazing photos, and even trees in my own area are displaying stunning Fall color This photo of the colorful trees reflected in the water from Pixabay inspired this painting This is a great … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blue Ribbon

I often copy other artist’s work when I am inspired by their style The oil painting below by Karen Appleton is part of a series of packages she’s painted I just love her bold and fearless style and the way she dramatizes the shadows with color I used it for a model and painted it … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Elephant

Here we are, day 29 of World Watercolor Month 2022 2 days to go! I have had a lot of fun this month, pushing myself away from the usual things I paint and trying new things This elephant was definitely different and was so much fun, exaggerated colors, dramatic splatter… Here are the inspiration photos … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Red Wine

Here we are, half way through World Watercolor Month! I am ashamed to tell you that I have missed 4 out of the first 15 days 😡 BUT that’s what’s great about this challenge, join in when you can, no pressure! Beach “time” I did take some time one day to find inspiration photos to … Continue reading