Fearless Friday, Olive Oil

  I have had fun trying out new techniques as well as challenging myself with different subject matter lately         This photograph from Unsplash caught my eye, it is so full of color and light         I did a pencil sketch first to establish the positions of the bottles, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Apricot Branch

    I made a quick trip to the city this week {up and back in 44 hours!} I took care of top priorities, like hair, skin and a social distance happy hour on the patio with BFFs Things almost felt like normal…         Anyhooooo… No time for painting the past few … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Hibiscus in a Blue Pot

  Happy Friday! I am continuing to explore the wet in wet technique we discussed last week I find it fascinating to let the colors blend on their own and watch wonderful effects appear on the paper     This painting, “Future Raisins” was painted for the Doodlewash May prompt of raisins       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Oyster Shell

  I have been experimenting with the watercolor “wet in wet” technique also known as “wet on wet” or “charging”         The circled areas on the practice sheet in the photo above highlight examples of a color dropped into a wet wash,  in some cases producing a “bloom” and areas of soft … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, May Day Basket

  Happy May! Let’s paint a May Day Basket today           This painting was done from a Southern Living photo I usually print a photo to use when painting but I just used my laptop this time and set it next to my easel         The first step … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Gloves

  I am continually inspired by my Monday Morning Bloom friends, Mary, Pam, Liddy and Shirley I always want to paint their beautiful floral creations When I saw Mary’s beautiful vignette with vintage blue dishes, white flowers, and garden gloves, I couldn’t wait to paint it! You can see Mary’s lovely post here     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Bicycle Basket

  Lately I’ve been experimenting with a looser style, I call it “Dab & Scribble”  🎨 🖋 A little dab of color and then some ink scribbles         Depending on the subject, sometimes I sketch first, and sometimes I just start with strokes of color as I did with the fox   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sidewalk Cafe

  We all need a big dose of fearless right now and I’ve found art to be wonderful therapy         I love to paint flowers, but lately I have been painting different types of things, thanks to the Doodlewash daily prompts, and I’ve discovered a have a mini passion for painting loose … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tea Party

  Let’s have a tea party today!         Pick out a pretty cup!         The photo below, from Amber @Follow the Yellow Brick Road, was my inspiration         It looks complicated, but one step at a time makes it doable         I started … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Art Challenges

  I participated in the January art challenge sponsored by Doodlewash Art challenges are a wonderful way to push yourself, try new things, experiment, tap into your creativity…   “Marbles”  5″ x 4″ watercolor and ink on mixed media paper     And best of all, you might just surprise yourself!!   “Lava Lamp”  6″ … Continue reading

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