Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Ornament Peach Roses

…because a field of peach roses will make you feel peachy. Surrounded by peach roses. I stand in the middle of it all, like the missing puzzle piece. Everything and anything is possible. I extend my arms. I’m ready to fly. A breeze and warmth of the sun lingers on my hat and my hair.

There is an idea pin tutorial for these roses on Pinterest.

…and my rose project folder begins.

Here’s a list of what I did but check out the video for step by step photos.

  • Begin with white,green, yellow, red and turquoise
  • Mix various shades of orange ( red and orange)
  • Unify palette by mixing a dot of turquoise to warm up oranges
  • Use a paint brush to paint the bottom of an ornament
  • In a circular motion stamp onto paper
  • Mix white with leftover paint
  • Paint around the stamped circle shapes with a brush
  • Mix blue, green and a little turquoise for the stems and leaves
  • Watch the roses bloom before your eyes

Definitely adding this idea to the book. Roses: a friendship book for the spirit here we come!

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses- no roses exploration

Three Pink Sunflowers on a blue background

Today I took a break from roses and painted something for the shop. By shop, I mean the kind of work where you set up your supplies. It’s like being in a classroom and telling students they get to paint. You see the biggest smiles. Rarely do you hear, “What should I do?” Come to think of it, children always ask for more paper. Today, I was that kid! I don’t think I even thought about color schemes. This is the flow I need, the flow that always leads to good. The good will come tomorrow. This pink bouquet was good!

Let’s see, how did I do?

Looking at the color wheel, I see that pink is my hero. I mixed pink with green. I should have added a little pink to my ultramarine. I want more contrast between the background and the petals. I can outline the petals. Maybe do a second layer of blue? A splash of blue?

Thank you for reading! Every day there’s more of you. I’m working out what my regular posting days and time will be. I’ll outline my agenda tomorrow.

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Finger Painting

pink abstract expressive flowers painted with finger painting

Today is the last bloganuary post. The question is, where is the best place to view the sunset. I say…anywhere. The beauty of watching the sunset is you can. You experience the sunset with your eyes and feel it. Right now, for example, I am overlooking mountains full of snow. The skies are blue, the sun is shining and I’m dancing with the breeze. I feel it in my heart. My spirit feels it. “Write poetry and go on with your goals.”

Here we go!

  • Revamp my shop. My shop needs exciting new work
  • Creative Exploration with paper collage (amazing course)
  • New flower logo. I switched the blue flower with a temporary pink flower but I want a pink rose
  • Building my blog (this includes opening comments and new tutorial content)

I forgot to mention books. I have two book projects: wildflower thoughts for a lovely life and my roses book. The pink roses I just painted are a great example of what I need to work on for the roses and these plans. The form is there. I just need to work on the details. Plus I love the texture I made while painting the blue background.

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Believe in you

There’s yesterday’s quote. There’s the words from the Aaliyah movie. There’s the verse I read this morning. And I’ve been learning lessons as I work on my roses project. All that matters is what you think of yourself. When I say you I mean your spirit. That’s the light that’s always shining. In the words of Tabitha Brown, believe in yourself because that’s your business.

Ok so today I didn’t paint roses but I worked on color. I need to work on art for the shop. Do you have a print on demand shop? Etsy? Society 6? Redbubble? How’s it working for you? Comment below.

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Inspirational Quote

I had a fantabulous time painting today. It’s going to be better. As I’m being a fan of other people’s blogs, I came across this quote.

Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.

I didn’t get who wrote it but I believe in my work!

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-In Red

My three colors are red, white, and green. I added a little turquoise for the leaves. I had nowhere to go and nothing to do. Made pink my hero and it was beautiful! I guess taking the pressure off of painting something grand helps.

expressive abstract red roses on pink background.

I began painting and this voice was like,” take it easy.” You were all upset this morning. Loosen up those strokes. Paint. Paint I did! Painting helps me in so many ways. Wait, till you see the flowers I painted for the shop.

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-What do I want to say

All you have to do is believe in your work. That is a very powerful sentence. And yes, I believe in my butterfly.

The hero of my palette is pink. I worked with three colors: turquoise, magenta, and white. I did use a little indian yellow to have orange for my blue. My colors are bright and joyful. The Roses are looking good too. I like referencing my favorite paintings and nature of course. My three colors were on my mind. I thought about the great day I had with my students. I painted.

Today’s bloganuary question is about procrastination. Procrastination scares me. I like to plan. I think too much. I like James Victore’s advice. Learn it. Forget it. Create. I have the skills. I believe in my work.

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Warm Butterfly

To-do list before I paint my butterfly

  • observe paintings using my color wheel
  • observe nature (I’d love to go for a walk but I’ve got bread in the oven. Pinterest it is.)
  • practice warm and cool tones in my art journal

I planned on painting a beautiful butterfly. That didn’t happen. The color palette was good! But, I was too busy thinking of what my butterfly should look like. Let this collage butterfly remind me to paint in the moment. Yes, keep learning color but paint in the moment. Let each stroke represent your emotions.

a yellow butterfly filled with pink and blue flowers

Yes, it works! What are your thoughts? Comment below.

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-blue roses with songs

Today’s bloganuary topic is what is my favorite song? Listen to Quiero Ser as I paint? What a great idea!

The blue roses with a white heart center.

I want a good blue and a liner brush.

What is your favorite acrylic blue? How do you make your blues dark? Tomorrow will be a good day to sketch and work on color. With all the blue, a splash of orange would have been nice. Are their warm blues? Yes. Let me work on this.

Have any tips? Comment below. I am learning.

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Mireya

Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-show love

Today’s bloganuary question is how do you show love? I think this is my favorite question! I show love with words and paint. Painting helps me relax. Painting helps me express how nature makes me feel. I want to paint all day! My annual physical included a wellness checkup. Am I happy? Do I have hobbies? I am happy! That’s when I realized my nature walks and painting projects give me mindfulness and help me be a better person. Because of my art, I’m patient, optimistic, kind, and loving. I know what you’re thinking, hold on. Art also helps me reflect on the times I’m impatient and egotistical. I’m a loving spirit who happens to be living a human experience. Painting is my freedom of expression. Right now my roses project is helping me learn how to use color and texture to express how nature makes me feel.

So today I’m sharing the above sketch. The rose is below the words there’s room. I sketched this lovely message in the last five minutes of my lunch break. The petals resemble a big smile. Sure I took out my crayons and colored a few sketches. I drew two flower vase arrangements but I didn’t feel like sharing them. Tomorrow I’ll paint blue roses.

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Mireya