Fearless Friday, Drippy Bouquet

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Let’s be fearless today and play with watercolor       Lots of fun things  happen when you let the paint drip, run, and splatter…             step 1: light wash for each flower   step 2: add stems   step 3: a red rose swoosh   step 4: an orange swoosh and some dots … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Simply Citrus

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I’ve been focusing on citrus this month and even though we painted citrus tags last week, I was itching to paint some citrus with watercolor     Just simple shapes and colors     I painted the whole fruits with the wet into wet technique, painting the shape and then dropping in deeper colors with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mixed Media Salad in a Jar Printable

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Well, it’s time to start working on shedding the holiday pounds, so let’s get inspired by creating a delicious salad in a jar     My favorite salads have a combo of sweet fruit, tangy cheese, crunchy nuts, lots of greens and maybe a little bacon with a  vinaigrette or creamy dressing But you can … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Life is just a bowl of Apples!

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When you see a big bowl of shiny apples, what is your first thought? School days…fall weather….apple pie…USA?     When I see a bowl of apples it just makes me happy, like things are right with the world…     So when I saw this magazine page, I decided to paint myself a bowl … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sketching

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Drawing and painting is just like anything else, it takes practice practice practice     Keep a sketch book or pad of paper handy and doodle while you’re on the phone or watching TV     When you see something you like, in a magazine or on Pinterest, try drawing it for fun     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting Pumpkins and a Giveaway!

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After recently being disappointed by the too small pumpkin plates I ordered from Pottery Barn,  I found these dinner plates from Pier 1   They are a generous size, perfect for dining or using as a platters…and guess what, they are melamine, perfect for the beach house!     And just like the PB plates, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ice Cream Sundae

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How about an ice cream sundae?     This one is different from the Food Network magazine inspiration photo above because it’s got zero calories       You can make it as big as you want!!       Add lots of cherries     Pile on the whipped cream!     Now drizzle … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lobster Trap Buoys

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My new passion is  lobster trap buoys Recently pictured on the cover of Coastal Living magazine, they are so colorful and full of personality   And inside the magazine I discovered the artist Trip Park and his wonderful lobster buoy paintings     I mentioned him the other day when I was doing some Instant … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Artichoke

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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

Fearless Friday Fishing & Flopping

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  To be really fearless today, I’m going to share this  hot mess  watercolor iris This is kind of a “Glamour Don’t” post, as in don’t be caught dead looking like that kind of stuff… Or “bless your heart, you tried….”   Yikes   I just jumped right in,  and here’s the problem, I am … Continue reading

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