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

Fearless Friday, Wet into Wet Fast Florals

It’s been a busy week, and when I’m short on time, my favorite way to squeeze in art is painting fast florals I keep a Pinterest board of flower photos and paintings for quick reference so I always have inspiration photos at my finger tips “Wet into Wet” is a fun watercolor technique that is … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Easter Garden

When the MacKenzie-Childs Spring catalog arrived I fell in love with the cover and just had to paint it! I painted the background flowers and foreground moss with watercolor and used ink and markers for the bunny and eggs I started with a pencil sketch of the bunny {please forgive the bluish paper, I was … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Thank You Cards

Making your own cards can be so much fun, and it’s a way to turn doodling with a paint brush into something you can use I got motivated by this adorable card, below left Sweet Emily sent it to me for my birthday and I just had to draw it {below right} Then I decided … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cardinal

I am fascinated by cardinals, every time I see one I feel like it’s good luck… Today we’re going to paint one on a snowy branch with watercolor But first, I’ve got to share what I got for Christmas! It’s a rolling storage bin with 6 large drawers and it stores all my art supplies, … Continue reading