Fearless Friday, Painting with Shapes

  I am always preaching to break down subjects into simple shapes when drawing   Seeing Double     The cocktail above and the flower below were first drawn by shape, then colored with marker   Dedicated Drawing     I decided to try the same drawing by shape technique with watercolor, not sketching first … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lavender Bee

  One of the prompts for World Watercolor Month was “favorite scent” I decided to paint lavender         I use free photo sharing sites {Pixabay, Unsplash} for ideas and photo sources I take a screen shot, then make a collage with PicMonkey and print it out so I can have it by … 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, “Quiet Time”

  This painting was inspired by one of the daily prompts from World Watercolor Month “quiet time”         It is really fun to interpret the prompts and find a subject you want to paint Looking through photos on Pixabay this book stack topped with a bloom caught my eye… Reading is perfect … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink & White Anemone

  Happy July and Happy World Watercolor Month!         Let’s paint a pretty pink and white Anemone today         My inspiration photos come from Unsplash, Pixabay or Google search I started with a light pencil sketch to define the location of the petals, stems and buds I filled in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Wine & Cheese

  How about some wine and cheese today?   I have been enjoying the June Doodlewash Challenge These monthly challenges are a great motivator to draw and paint every day There is a list of prompts that you can use for inspiration I painted this wine and cheese scene from the daily prompt “cheese”   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Chrysanthemums

  I did this painting for the Doodlewash June challenge the prompt was “chrysanthemums”           My inspiration photo is by Jerry Wang on Unsplash here       I loved the blurred background and the crisp edges of the one bloom in focus I did the background first by laying down … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blue & Green Bottles

  Bottles have fascinated me lately I couldn’t resist painting these beautiful blue and green bottles…         This was my inspiration photo source         I simplified it down to just the center blue bottle and the 2 green bottles         I started with a light pencil … 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, Apricot Branch

    I made a quick trip to the city this week {up and back in 44 hours!} I took care of top priorities, like hair, skin and a social distance happy hour on the patio with BFFs Things almost felt like normal…         Anyhooooo… No time for painting the past few … Continue reading

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