Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”

  I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started so I began with a rough sketch   I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone     Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?     Zelda, Kim Kreis   Kim Kreis … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting with Watercolor Brush Pens

When I first got this set of watercolor brush pens I must admit, I was a little disappointed     With a little practice I learned how to use them, and now I’m crazy about them     Here’s how they look before blending, intense color but dry   A regular brush and water will … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Poinsettias

Let’s paint some flowers today     Pink Poinsettias are my favorite holiday flower     They are full of so many beautiful colors and tones     Not to stress you out but did you know there are only 58 days until Christmas????     As I filled in the shapes with color I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change

We don’t have the first autumn leaf on the Alabama Gulf Coast, our leaves are of the palm variety…     Why not paint some!     I started with painting an area with clear water and adding color, known as the wet into wet technique     This is the fun side of watercolor, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Crunch Time”

  Certain subjects fascinate me and for some reason I have a thing for carrots     Maybe it’s their bright color, funny shape or multiple textures…     They just make me smile     This painted carrot tutorial, demonstrates how easy they are to paint     Today I thought it would be … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor & ink

  The hardest part of painting for me is editing what I see     Food fascinates me not only because I love to cook, but because of all the magical colors and textures     Painting every single detail is not my thing, I’m just not that patient…my style is more impressionistic than realistic … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Roses for Mother’s Day!

Roses for Mother’s Day! This is a special Fearless Friday~ An artist blogger buddy,  Jodi   joined me in a watercolor demonstration to show you how 2 artists can paint the same subject and have 2 different intrepretations, 2 similar, yet very different paintings     I sent her this photo and she painted the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday

We’re doing Fearless Friday a day early this week because tomorrow I will be hopping with my tablescape buddies with a table for the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop!  {see the links below}     With Spring in full swing, let’s do a free & loose watercolor bouquet     I keep an art inspiration Pinterest board of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Drippy Bouquet

Let’s be fearless today and play with watercolor       Lots of fun things  happen when you let the paint drip, run, and splatter…             step 1: light wash for each flower   step 2: add stems   step 3: a red rose swoosh   step 4: an orange swoosh and some dots … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Simply Citrus

I’ve been focusing on citrus this month and even though we painted citrus tags last week, I was itching to paint some citrus with watercolor     Just simple shapes and colors     I painted the whole fruits with the wet into wet technique, painting the shape and then dropping in deeper colors with … Continue reading

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