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

Fearless Friday, Mailbox

  I painted this door with a mailbox for World Watercolor Month, for the daily prompt “texture”         This photo was my model With the stone, old wood, metal mailbox and climbing ivy, there was a lot of textures going on here         I sketched the location of the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Olive Oil

  I have had fun trying out new techniques as well as challenging myself with different subject matter lately         This photograph from Unsplash caught my eye, it is so full of color and light         I did a pencil sketch first to establish the positions of the bottles, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Hibiscus in a Blue Pot

  Happy Friday! I am continuing to explore the wet in wet technique we discussed last week I find it fascinating to let the colors blend on their own and watch wonderful effects appear on the paper     This painting, “Future Raisins” was painted for the Doodlewash May prompt of raisins       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Gloves

  I am continually inspired by my Monday Morning Bloom friends, Mary, Pam, Liddy and Shirley I always want to paint their beautiful floral creations When I saw Mary’s beautiful vignette with vintage blue dishes, white flowers, and garden gloves, I couldn’t wait to paint it! You can see Mary’s lovely post here     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Spice it Up!

This is a fast and furious Fearless Friday     An eye catching glossy photo from a magazine was the inspiration     3 colorful peppers       Build colors with color wash layers and add tops     Add quick little brush stroke peppers     Pepper palooza!     Be Fearless and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Strawberries!

Let’s paint some strawberries today     The inspiration photo is on the left and the same photo with the Waterlogue Illustration effect right     no sketch first, I wanted to work fast and loose     light shapes from back to front, leaving the highlight areas white       a few more … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Artichoke

My husband loves artichokes, so in honor of his birthday 🎂 today I am sharing a watercolor artichoke   “You’ve got to teach me how to cook an artichoke,” he said     “Okay, I’ll send you the link to my recipe, and you can make one while I’m gone this week…”   I painted … Continue reading