Well…let’s see…my favorite colors are blue and lately, it’s pink. Deeply, I appreciate all colors. Spring and summer are such beautiful seasons. Fall is lovely as well. De Colores is a good song. If I were to choose one color it would be turquoise. Turquoise is from the earth. It’s compassionate, creativity, power, mindful, spiritual and brings good energy. I do try. I’m not perfect. Maybe I should paint turquoise roses! I will. My roses project was such a good idea. One idea leads to the next.
If you’re curious, I did paint a rose today. It was the last rose on my page. I took another look at the rose I painted yesterday, and I don’t want to share that again. Now I have a new page and I’ll paint turquoise roses tomorrow.
I wonder if any of my ancestors were artists? If so, what kind of artists were they? A quick search of my last name reveals that there is indeed an artist, a conquistador, a musician, and a warrior. Yes, my great-grandfather spoke of fighting alongside Pacho Villa. Now that is interesting! Inspirational!
What kind of artist am I?
I paint with the heart of an impressionist. I rather paint the roses as they make me feel. This explains the texture and color of my work. But the emotion of my work is Expressionism. When I piant, what I paint comes from my spirit. Yes I long for spring, the days of long walks under the sun, butterlfies a flutter and me too. The birds singing their song and I capturing every color and every breeze. I’m breathing it all in now. It’s going to be beautiful!
Thank you to all of my new readers! Thank you to all of you who have been part of creatively hue. If you are interested in my work please check out my art prints. The idea pin for the ornament roses is now live on Pinterest.
It feels weird writing 2022. Yet it feels like it’s time for a new year, a new attitude, and certainly new artwork.
I want more of these ceramic vase floral arrangements. My journal has a few pages left. That means it’s time to paint on the big paper.
It’s tough to classify these kissed by the sun mug flowers. Kissed by the sun? That should be the title of this work. I can add these to my favorite color palettes of 2022 and my favorite paper collage project of 2022. I have.
I used a lot of simple tools to make beautiful flowers.
It’s the beautiful blue flowers on the left that have my heart. Sometimes an idea works and sometimes it doesn’t. (flowers on the right) This is definitely one of the lessons I’ve learned this year. I have that list too.
Not sure when I stumbled on this idea but wow, I must keep stamping with ornaments. I only have one. I have an idea to stamp with a ball wrapped in yarn or a rubber band. That is on my list!
I think this was one of those occasions where I had leftover paint and simply painted. The random stuff is usually the best. The brushstroke texture is wonderful. The color warms me and makes me smile.
I painted over the texture and used the back of the brush to stamp the dots.
Oh, right Vaseline makes lovely texture. And the color is warm and cheerful. This will definitely make the color palettes of the 2022 list too.
Oh my goodness. I miss my candle lid. Not sure if Bath & Body Works makes lids like this anymore. If you know of a place where I can get something like this, please do tell me. I should go to Dollar Tree next week and see if Valentine’s section has something.
Ok, so I have generated good ideas. It is time to bloom. I’ll be posting daily this week and sharing more of my favorites and goals for 2023.
My bottle of Crayola red tempera paint is almost empty. I feel like I should buy more. This tempera paint is easy to work with. I can play because the paint doesn’t dry as fast as acrylic. I’ve been loving EttaVee’s blog. I’ve been looking for a good video or post about how an artist brings vibrant color to life. Found it! I now know that fluorescent pink needs to be on my palette. When she talked about using Magenta and Turquoise as two of her primaries, I was like me too! Painting these poinsettias takes me back to the days when I doodled poinsettias. I didn’t intentionally draw them. I just drew poinsettia flowers. Now that I paint flowers that memory came back to me. Good. The poinsettia tutorial reminded me to have fun and trust the process.
I’m learning to appreciate the days of doodling. I had ideas. And then there’s the days of being incredibly inspired to fingerpaint or stamp with erasers. It’s the curiosity that takes you back to that sense of play. That’s where my best ideas are. What I love most about art is that everything is possible, there’s lovely surprises and most importantly there’s room for all of us!
Who would have thought that using scrap paper could create lovely texture? Morgan did and I thank her. I have a collection of objects but paper isn’t one of them. Using paper to create texture, is as much fun as stamping with a candle lid. You stamp, mix and blend. You don’t know what will happen until the paint dries. Oh, that reminds me, I want to paint more ornament flowers.
I can’t get over the texture and color. Art and nature always help me navigate through negative thoughts. Art satisfies my curiosity. To paint this flower I applied color. I did a few sprays with a water bottle. I added more color. I flickered drops of blue and green. I used the piece of paper to stamp over the wet paint. And I painted on thin mixed-media paper. The more I experiment the better my art gets.
I used to have these dreams of flying among the city lights. No cars. No noise. No right. No wrong. Just me, the moon, and the stars.
This weekend I painted three or four colorful abstract backgrounds. I have tons of flowers with white backgrounds.
In between these pages will be full page color. I want more color in the book. This book already makes me happy. I was asked an important question. What dream are you working on? This book is my dream. It’s a book filled with strokes of color and colorful thoughts.
Doesn’t this color palette hug you, making you smile? My warm browns and oranges are pretty. I’m ready for fall. It’s been 100 degrees of humid weather. I’m ready for sweaters, boots and flowers. Ok, so I want pumpkin pie on the list. I can have hot tea again. I love tea, I should build a project for tea lovers. The coffee art prints and t-shirts are cute but I’m a tea drinker.
Back to my pretty in fall flowers. Painting these blooms brought me joy. What colors did I begin with?
Pink is one of my favorite colors to paint with. Pink is the color of frienship. It’s sweet. I don’t like the typical fall colors so I wanted to add a little pink. My yellow ended up looking like mustard. That’s fine. I used the yellow to paint flowers. The yellow helped warm up my orange and pink tones. I did mix in a redish-brown color with the yellow. It was beautiful.
Here’s to a good week! I’m going to go gather my to-do list. Thank you for reading!
This week I went through all the artwork in my journal. I started scanning. I’ve been getting to know my paint. For instance, this blue is one of the first blues I purchased. It’s a Royal & Langnickel Primary Blue. I was almost going to throw it out. There’s not much paint left but it’s enough to practice and play. Oh, I think I’ll use the blue for a handprint classroom activity.
Speaking of play, I have painted paper roll flowers.
Lots of them. Using a paper roll to create a stencil was not exactly my idea. The shape was my idea. Now I have these wildflowers. Wildflowers? Wild and free with heart and all the love that breezes and blooms everything is possible. I am possible. I think wildflowers is a great name for the poem expressive of a classroom painting session. I shall write. What a wonderful idea!
Aren’t all of the flowers I paint wildflowers. Yes. Wildflowers should be in the name of my new book project. I paint to be wildly free. Wildly free sounds flirty and fun. In every project you are brighter and bolder, wildly free. Love it!
Creatively Hue is blooming! Thank you to all the new readers. Thank you to the ones who’ve been fans.
The world needs me. The world needs you. There is a reason for us all. Let’s keep painting. Let’s keep creating. There is plenty of love for everyone!
I hope you are creating with me. Please email me or tag me on Instagram. Follow me on Pinterest. I am working on filming little process and inspirational videos for my work. Those videos will be on Pinterest. Do I know how to film? Not a clue but I want to share my art. There are many more flowers and textures to paint. I’ve been painting textures. I’m excited to share it all. I have so much to say.