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

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

Fearless Friday, Abstract Watercolor Landscape

I have been experimenting with different styles and techniques lately, inspired by other artists, and this watercolor landscape caught my eye I found it on Pinterest but I was unable to source it Shapes and color tell the story here and I did a quick watercolor sketch rendition I started with the lightest areas, and … Continue reading