Fearless Friday, “Simple Things” Watercolor

  Simple things bring much happiness, Fresh flowers can change the whole mood of a space Instantly everything seems fresher &  brighter         They don’t have to be fancy, in fact, I like a casual vase with just a few stems, like in this magazine photo         A few … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Tomatoes

Before I made Summer Tomato Slab Pie I took a photo of the beautiful garden tomatoes so I could paint them         If you look closely you can see many different colors on what at first glance is a simple red tomato         So many different shades of red, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Flowers on a Chippy Chair

  Do you ever see a photo and think, “I’ve got to paint that!”           I started with a light sketch of the main flower with colored pencil         Using that as a guide, light color washes were added to determine the shapes and locations of the other … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ode to the Strawberry

Happy Fearless Friday!       This month, in the recipe department of the Painted Apron, we are celebrating the beginning of strawberry season in the South         You can see a round-up of great strawberry recipes here,  Definitely make the Fresh Strawberry Dressing!         Since we are winding … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor

  Tell  me, what do you see?         With flowers in mind, I dropped spots of  watercolor on a paper that had been dampened randomly Tilt the paper to create runs and drips I quickly used a brush to spread some of the larger drops into shapes I had photos of different … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Rosie the Rabbit

      Hippity hop…                               Happy Easter from me & Rosie the Rabbit!!   🐰    🌹   🐰   🌹   🐰   I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs: Spring & Easter Joy on Panalopy Dishing it & Digging it,  … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Organizing & Experimenting with New Supplies

  It’s fun to take time to organize your supplies, experiment freely, and learn new ways to use them       I have been trying out different kinds of markers. Copic markers are supposed to be the Cadillac of markers but I have found I like the Tombow Dual End Brush Pens better Tombow … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Flaming Flamingo

Don’t know what to paint? Wet your paper and drop and splatter a little paint and let it dry What do you see?       I saw a pink flamingo The dots on the upper far right looked like the eye and beak shape       Next came feathers and the long curved … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Florabunny”

This painting was inspired by some watercolors I saw recently by Sillier than Sally Her style is loose, whimsical and colorful, and her paintings are magic     When I saw this bunny, I couldn’t get started fast enough I wet the paper and started blending the ears         If you use … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Dancing Tulips

  Here’s a fun way to approach a subject, break it down into simple shapes                                   Try layering your marker colors to create a new color                           … Continue reading

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