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

Fearless Friday, The Ugly Stage

Many artists experience what is known as the ugly stage… the time during the painting process where you think your painting is a hot mess and you are ready to toss it The ugly stage usually occurs when you’re well into the painting, It occurs after you’ve established the composition It occurs once you begin … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Cottage & free printable

Are you familiar with Urban Sketching? It’s sketching on location, artists out and about in cities and towns, capturing life as it’s happening~ 2 of my favorite Urban Sketchers are Charlie Breen and Ian Fennelley Cabbagetown by Charlie Breen They have an incredibly loose style and add watercolor with abandon~ lines don’t have to be … Continue reading