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 ๐Ÿ˜ต 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

Fearless Friday, Summer Bouquet

I am concentrating on watercolor painting this month as I participate in World Watercolor Month, doing a painting a day for the month of July and posting it on social media, to promote and support junior artists worldwide One of the prompts last week was “Passion” This was a no-brainer for me, as I am … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cherry Lemonade

It’s time for a cool drink, how about a refreshing Cherry Lemonade? Below is my inspiration photo, the painting is by Lori Ellis and was painted with oil A few strokes to place the lemons Then the glass Water is suggested with pale aqua shadows and lines The straw is refracted at the water line … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Saving a Watercolor with Gouache

Watercolor is my favorite medium to paint with on summer days I was drawn to this photo of a rose with a dark background I loved how the darks made the flower pop Normally I would paint this in acrylic but I decided to try it in watercolor I started with the lightest rose petals … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Iris with ink and watercolor pencils

Today we are going to draw and color, and then turn the drawing into a watercolor painting! I have this Botanica book that I often get inspiration from It is full of detailed ink drawings of flowers and plants It is actually an adult coloring book A book like this can really help you improve … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, French Shoppe urban sketching

Let’s take a trip to Paris today for a little urban sketching Urban sketching is the act of drawing what you see around you, houses, buildings, cityscapes typically done in a fast, loose manner with ink and then brought to life with watercolor Unfortunately I was not on the streets of Paris when I drew … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Gladiolas

I recently discovered a watercolor artist who’s style is really eye-popping Krzysztof Kowalski I just had to see if I could do something similar… I started with a pencil sketch Beginning with the top flower and working down, drawing shape by shape Instead of painting the flowers, I started with the background, painting different shades … Continue reading