Creative Exploration

Blooms in red and full of heart

Various blooms in shades of red

Begin with red, lots of red. I forgot how much fun it is to paint with tempera paint. Use medium yellow, white, green and quinacridone magenta as mix-ins. Green warms up your red. Isn’t beautiful like that, always bringing out the best in others.

Once you’ve mixed your desired tones, it’s time to paint hearts. Thin. Thick, Small. Wide. Big. Let one idea move to the next. The flow begins. You let go. Wait till you see the finished blooms. Wait till you see the textures and blooms. I kept painting and painting. It was good, good for the color book

And when you arrive in that place, when you let go, that’s where the art happens.