Fearless Friday, Pink Roses

        I know I’ve been on a floral kick lately, but I promise I’m working on some landscapes and other stuff I hope to share with you soon         These roses were inspired by a MacKenzie-Childs floral rug       And a large bud painted on the wall … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alabama Magnolia

  Magnolias are in full bloom in Alabama, and after reading a recent post, The Magnificent Magnolia, by my fellow Alabamian friend Pam@Everyday Living, I had to paint one of these magnificent beauties         I have painted magnolia blooms many times on glassware and buckets, the fat velvety white petals can be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Hibiscus

  “Hey Gigi, can I paint too?” “I want to paint!” CC and Big E proceeded to join me for a little watercolor fun         I got 2 hibiscus trees for either side of the outdoor kitchen, one red and one “fiesta”         The blooms are just gorgeous!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus with Mixed Media

  A little fun with cactus today, with watercolor brush pens, ink, and colored pencil This was the photo I used as a model         Cacti are one of my new passions this Spring, I think they are fascinating and incredibly beautiful         I began with a simple line … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ranunculus x 3

  I treated myself to a new set of watercolor pens for an early Mother’s Day gift and I have had much fun playing with them, look at these beautiful colors!       note: even if your pens or paints come with a printed color chart, always swatch your own colors for reference, and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch

  A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Importance of Drawing, and how drawing regularly helps improve all creative activities.  Drawing for fun not purpose, just for the enjoyment…         I think it’s important to do the same with paint, have fun and experiment with your medium without pressure of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alabama Cornfield

I want to thank everyone for your prayers and concerns for my fellow Alabamians impacted by the recent tornadoes…Alabama generally gets only negative publicity– storms, politics, racial issues…but it is truly a magnificent and beautiful state.  We have mountains, lakes, beautiful trees, waterfalls, mild winters, and sugar white sandy beaches on our gulf coast…and most … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fast & Loose Watercolor

  I have a severe case of Spring Fever which I am treating with flowers!     When I ran across the photo below I just had to paint these colorful glads!   {source Home Depot}     I haven’t painted with watercolors in a while and decided a fast and loose approach was the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Daylilies

I haven’t had time to paint lately, and I can’t wait to get back in my groove of daily drawing and painting. Today I want to share the daylilies I painted during World Watercolor month in July Participating in a challenge is such a great way to motivate yourself and prioritize a goal Right now … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Summer Sipper

Doesn’t this make your mouth water?         Flipping through a magazine recently, I saw this frosty glass and thought it would be fun to paint         First a simple pencil sketch and then adding color to the bottom of glass         If you look closely at … Continue reading

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