Fearless Friday, Fall Bounty

Happy October! I’ve been having fun painting Fall and Halloween themes “Off to the County Fair,” watercolor and ink ” The Witch’s House,” ink, marker and colored pencil “Harvest,” ink, colored pencil Earlier this week I enjoyed creating a cornucopia of Fall’s bounty This was inspired by this beautiful MacKenzie-Childs pillow I changed a few … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Perfume”

Glass has always fascinated me, I have collected unusual pieces, I had a painted glassware business for 15 years, and now I am determined to learn to capture the magic of glass with watercolor Let’s paint this pretty perfume bottle today The reference photo is from Unsplash, a free photo reference library I started with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Close-up

This is a fun technique to try, framing a part of your subject, sort of like a map inset, and using color only on the framed area and leaving the rest in black and white It will work for any medium you want to use, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, acrylic, oils This was the photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Trip to France

  Since most of us are traveling virtually these days I’ve been collecting photos of interesting cafes and cityscapes         I have developed a passion for Urban Sketching, drawing loosely with ink and watercolor         Capturing part of a scene or street         For today’s painting, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting with Shapes

  I am always preaching to break down subjects into simple shapes when drawing   Seeing Double     The cocktail above and the flower below were first drawn by shape, then colored with marker   Dedicated Drawing     I decided to try the same drawing by shape technique with watercolor, not sketching first … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lavender Bee

  One of the prompts for World Watercolor Month was “favorite scent” I decided to paint lavender         I use free photo sharing sites {Pixabay, Unsplash} for ideas and photo sources I take a screen shot, then make a collage with PicMonkey and print it out so I can have it by … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mailbox

  I painted this door with a mailbox for World Watercolor Month, for the daily prompt “texture”         This photo was my model With the stone, old wood, metal mailbox and climbing ivy, there was a lot of textures going on here         I sketched the location of the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Quiet Time”

  This painting was inspired by one of the daily prompts from World Watercolor Month “quiet time”         It is really fun to interpret the prompts and find a subject you want to paint Looking through photos on Pixabay this book stack topped with a bloom caught my eye… Reading is perfect … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink & White Anemone

  Happy July and Happy World Watercolor Month!         Let’s paint a pretty pink and white Anemone today         My inspiration photos come from Unsplash, Pixabay or Google search I started with a light pencil sketch to define the location of the petals, stems and buds I filled in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Wine & Cheese

  How about some wine and cheese today?   I have been enjoying the June Doodlewash Challenge These monthly challenges are a great motivator to draw and paint every day There is a list of prompts that you can use for inspiration I painted this wine and cheese scene from the daily prompt “cheese”   … Continue reading