Fearless Friday, Watercolor Bird on a Branch

A recent prompt for the January 2023 Doodlewash art challenge was “branches” I often go to Pixabay for free photos to paint and when I searched for branches on their site this photo of a bird caught my eye Birds are a little out of my comfort zone so I began with a pencil sketch … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint & Doodle!

Today I want to share a fun method that will build your confidence as an artist~ you literally can not make a mistake! I call this technique “paint and doodle” Load a round brush with watercolor and paint a few simple shapes Continue to add more shapes, using a lot of water with your color … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Silver Coffee Pot

The prompt for July 16 during World Watercolor Month was “silver” After surfing through images on Pinterest for silver, I chose this elegant coffee pot to paint I love all the contrasts and the drama of the darks and lights First step was a pencil sketch If you’re not comfortable drawing something free hand you … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Locomotive

Happy July and Happy World Watercolor Month! I am joining Charlie from Doodlewash for the July challenge of doing a painting a day for the month of July to raise awareness and funds for art students all over the world The fun of this challenge is interpreting the prompts, I often try to reinterpret the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower in Different Mediums

I have been experimenting a bit with gouache paint and decided to paint a sunflower Gouache is a paint similar to watercolor, but it is opaque rather than transparent like watercolor You don’t have to worry about leaving white areas for highlights as you do with watercolor, because white gouache can be applied on top … Continue reading

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, 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, Pins and Needles

I am doing a painting a day for World Watercolor Month this July There is a list of daily prompts here for inspiration Yesterday’s prompt was “Jittery” hmmmm, the first thing that came to mind was “sitting on pins and needles” I found a basket of yarn photo on Pixabay with knitting needles and added … 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, Tropical Breeze

I am participating in World Watercolor Month, a watercolor painting everyday in July Yesterday’s prompt was “Breathe” which instantly made me think of taking a deep breath, a happy sigh, when I look at palm trees and the beach The art print below by John Clark was my inspiration photo It is fun to interpret … Continue reading