Fearless Friday, Wet into Wet Fast Florals

It’s been a busy week, and when I’m short on time, my favorite way to squeeze in art is painting fast florals I keep a Pinterest board of flower photos and paintings for quick reference so I always have inspiration photos at my finger tips “Wet into Wet” is a fun watercolor technique that is … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Easter Garden

When the MacKenzie-Childs Spring catalog arrived I fell in love with the cover and just had to paint it! I painted the background flowers and foreground moss with watercolor and used ink and markers for the bunny and eggs I started with a pencil sketch of the bunny {please forgive the bluish paper, I was … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Thank You Cards

Making your own cards can be so much fun, and it’s a way to turn doodling with a paint brush into something you can use I got motivated by this adorable card, below left Sweet Emily sent it to me for my birthday and I just had to draw it {below right} Then I decided … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cardinal

I am fascinated by cardinals, every time I see one I feel like it’s good luck… Today we’re going to paint one on a snowy branch with watercolor But first, I’ve got to share what I got for Christmas! It’s a rolling storage bin with 6 large drawers and it stores all my art supplies, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Happy Halloween and a Pitcher of Flowers

Happy Halloween, Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day! If you celebrate Halloween are you expecting Trick or Treaters? Trick or Treaters Have you carved pumpkins and hung spooky spider webs? Does your house look haunted and creepy? I was feeling especially Witchy the other day… When I feel Witchy, I paint flowers! Let’s … Continue reading

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