NEW FRUIT + VEGGIE PRINTS

MARCH 30, 2016

 

Just added some of my favourites to the shop!
Click HERE to check them out.

 

DAY 29-31
SPINACH, PEAR + CHERRY

MARCH 30, 2016

 

Playing around with more pattern design.
I was going to make separate ones for these last few fruits & veggies, but now I'm thinking I like them all put together in one! 

 

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DAY 27 & 28: CARROT + BEET

MARCH 28, 2016

 

Busy Easter weekend with lots of fun, family time! It was a gorgeous day out yesterday, almost warm enough to paint outside. I'm counting the days until I can bring all my supplies out on the deck and practically live out there. I snuck in this little painting session in the morning and I'm so glad I did....carve out time for art. :-)

watercolour carrots and beets
 

DAY TWENTY SIX: LIME

MARCH 26, 2016

 

Working on another tea towel print with these cute little lime wedges!

watercolour lime wedges pattern design
 

DAY TWENTY FIVE: RASPBERRY

MARCH 25, 2016

 

Having so much fun playing with these little cutouts!
Working on lots of pattern designs this month!

watercolour raspberry pattern design
 

DAY TWENTY FOUR: SQUASH

MARCH 24, 2016

 

So many beautiful shapes and colours. 
I love how many varieties there are to choose from -  I ran out of space on my page! 

watercolour squash
 

DAY TWENTY THREE: MANGO

MARCH 23, 2016

 

Watercolour mango slices
 

dAY TWENTY TWO: BLUEBERRY

march 22, 2016

 

I'm obsessed with making patterns! I think this could be another fun tea towel design!

watercolour blueberry print
 

DAY TWENTY ONE: TOMATO

march 21, 2016

 

Having fun playing with all the different warm tones in today's heirloom tomatoes!
I don't usually use a lot of red in my florals so it's great to to mix up the palette a bit.

Watercolour tomatoes
 

DAY TWENTY: ASPARAGUS

MARCH 20, 2016

 

DAY NINETEEN: ORANGE

MARCH 19, 2016

 

DAY EIGHTEEN: POMEGRANATE

MARCH 18, 2016

 

These pretty pomegranates would make another cute tea towel print!

 

DAY SEVENTEEN: APPLE

MARCH 17, 2016

 

Yummy Gala apples for today's piece!

 

DAY SIXTEEN:PLUM

mARCH 16, 2016

 

I love the blue and yellow palette in today's piece!

watercolour plums
 

DAY FIFTEEN: MUSHROOM

MARCH 15, 2016

 

To be honest, I wasn't really looking forward to the browns and greys of today's mushrooms. I love happy colours! But surprisingly it was really fun mixing different tones in there...some soft green & a little magenta here and there...even the darkest parts I made with my favourite winsor violet. In the end I'm pretty pleased with these little guys!

waterclour mushrooms
 

DAY FOURTEEN: WATERMELON

march 14, 2016

 

I love watermelon & these pretty pink slices are making me dream of summer!

pink watermelon watercolour slices
 

DAY THIRTEEN: EGGPLANT

MARCH 13, 2016

 

I'm loving all this purple! 
A painted a couple of these but this composition was my favouite. 
I  don't often work horizontally in watercolour (I don't know why?) but it was fun playing with different groupings and varying sizes + shapes.

 
watercolour eggplants purple magenta botanical painting

DAY TWELVE: PEACH

MARCH 12, 2016

 

Peaches + Blossoms! Made this one to go with my lemons from day 10.

 

DAY ELEVEN: RADISH

MARCH 11, 2016

 

This one was so fun! I love any chance I get to add purples + pinks :)

watercolour radishes botanical art
 

DAY TEN: LEMON

MARCH 10, 2016

 

Loved adding the little hits of pink in the lemon blossoms. 
One of my favourites so far!

Lemons and blossoms tree branch watercolour painting
 

DAY NINE: AVOCADO

MARCH 9, 2016

 

Playing around with a bit more abstraction today!

Abstract Watercolour Avocado
 

DAY EIGHT: GRAPEFRUIT

MARCH 8, 2016

 

I didn't have much time today so I just sort of dove into today's piece without much idea of what I was going to do. There are parts I love about this one and parts I'm not so sure about, but I definitely want to try another version!

Grapefruit Citrus Watercolour Painting
 

DAY SEVEN: BROCCOLI

march 7, 2016

 

Adding big puddles of green for the top of my broccoli. I love coming back and seeing how those pretty colour bleeds form as it dries....just one of many things I adore about watercolour. 

Watercolour Broccoli
 

DAY SIX: GRAPES

march 6, 2016

 

Having fun with these purple grapes!

I was getting some questions about how to get the saturation for dark colours without them looking too flat. Good quality paint makes a huge difference in my mind, also, I never use black. 
My Winsor &Newton Dioxazine Purple is my go-to for mixing deep colours.  It's so intense right out of the tube, and mixing in some phthalo green or a little blue can create some brilliant rich hues.

Watercolour Grapes Purple Violet
 

DAY FIVE: KIWI

march 5, 2016

 

I love my little kiwi slices! They'd be so sweet as a tea towel print.

Abstract Watercolour Kiwi Print
 

DAY FOUR: PINEAPPLE

MARCH 4, 2016

 

Having too much fun with these pineapples today. 
I had to cheat a little & sneak some florals in there somewhere!


 

dAY THREE:CELERY

march 3, 2016

Feeling much better about today. 
Quiet, peaceful morning here with the sun streaming in the kitchen windows. 
I just had to sit down and paint in the light! 

Watercolour Celery
 

DAY TWO: pEAS

march 2, 2016

Painting messy sugar snap peas!

Switching from my usual florals the past few days hasn't been easy - I've been feeling more critical of myself than usual and a little nervous to share. I don't think these little peas are my best, but I have to remind myself this is just supposed to be fun! Trying to quiet the negativity here today and just focus on the process - it doesn't have to be perfect.

The point is to play and try something new. 

Watercolour sugar snap peas
 

DAY ONE: STRAWBERRIES

MARCH 1, 2016

Had some fun sketching strawberries before starting my day working on new oils. 

Not sure about this composition yet, but I loved adding bits of the greenery stems & the lighter, un-ripened berries. I'll have to come back to this idea later.

Happy March 1st everyone!

Watercolour Strawberries


 

 

 

MARCH MARKET MEDLEY

MARCH 1, 2016

It's official. I'm addicted to watercolour challenges.

I'm so excited to team up with my friend, Jenn Manship (@jenmanship) to host March Market Medley this month! For the next 31 days we'll be painting a variety of fruits & veggies (see the complete list below). I'll be posting my daily creations here and on Instagram (@stephaniefehrenbach).  Feel free to follow us along or even join in yourself!

The hubby and I have been dreaming of starting a veggie garden for a while now, so I figured this would be the perfect inspiration to get it started. Can't wait!