Fearless Friday, Home Sweet Home

When I saw this photo, my pen and paint brush started itching… Doesn’t it look like a storybook cottage, such a cozy and welcoming home? {Pinterest source} I started by drawing the complicated roof line Then I sketched in the other parts of the house Then I inked over the pencil You can download a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Candle

Happy December! Let’s light a holiday candle to celebrate this special time of the year! I painted this with watercolor but the tutorial will work with colored pencils, markers, or a combination of mediums also I started with a pencil sketch then inked over the pencil and erased You can print this here and color … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Autumn Acorns

I haven’t painted with watercolor in months, it was fun to get them out and play! I am participating in the Doodlewash November Challenge The prompt for one day was “Acorn” I found an image on Pixabay for inspiration This is a fun fast and loose technique I started by painting an abstract leaf shape … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mailbox

I’ve been traveling this week and haven’t had time to paint so today I’m sharing the steps for a mailbox I did for World Watercolor Month The prompt was “Home” I used this photo from Pixabay I started with a pencil sketch Then I went over it with ink and began to paint I used … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Jewel”

Today we’re going to paint a “jewel” the final prompt for World Watercolor Month July 2021 The most important lesson you can learn is that when you are drawing or painting, break down your subject into shapes, pick a start point and interpret the subject shape by shape This makes a complicated subject much less … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Raspberry Ripple Sundae

Let’s cool off with some ice cream today… A big Raspberry Ripple Sundae! The prompt for this entry for World Watercolor Month was “ripple” The inspiration photo I used is by Sue Lynn Cotton I lightly sketched the glass dish first to make sure I got the proportions right Then I added the ice cream, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lipstick

I’m participating in the Doodlewash July World Watercolor Month art challenge, a watercolor painting a day for the whole month Doodlewash provides a list of prompts to get inspiration from or you can draw or paint whatever you like! For yesterday’s prompt, “Reflection” I painted a gold case lipstick from a photo I found on … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Blooms

We’re going to paint a vase of flowers today with watercolor This is the photo I used as my subject I chose it because I liked the color and texture variations and the play of lights and darks in the stems and water When I do a sketch for a watercolor, it is very light … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Less is More

Today I’m sharing a fun technique, an impressionistic approach to your subject, with watercolor This pink door photograph was my model As you can see below, I simplified the scene, drawing only part of the door, one lamp, and merely suggesting the flower pots and door details I began with a simple pencil sketch of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Close-up

This is a fun technique to try, framing a part of your subject, sort of like a map inset, and using color only on the framed area and leaving the rest in black and white It will work for any medium you want to use, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, acrylic, oils This was the photo … Continue reading