Expressive Flowers

Mixing Vibrant Color

I finally have the pink tones I’ve been searching for.

Various papers painted with vibrant orange and pink tones

I came back from a walk filled with white and pink roses. I don’t know what to say except I can’t wait till spring. Now here I am writing this post. Seeing all those colors made me appreciate my flourescent painting exploration even more.

I squeezed fluorescent pink, red and indian yellow onto a palette. I was looking for my notes from Etta Vee’s post. I decided to be the artist I am and play. All was calm and quiet. My spirit painted and dare I say it, mixed the perfect pinks. I had vibrant orange. Vibrant colors, we are going places. Oh, and adding titanium white made a dreamy orange cream. I let the paintbrush glide on the page. In the texture, the words you are your own hero emerged. Yes! I was in the moment. I usually have one flower on one page, maybe two. The message is written on each flower.

yellow collage flower with the words let's written inside

But what if you turn the page five times to get the full message. Each page’s bloom is more vibrant than the last. I can do a test run with an idea pin! The ideas are always here. It’s only a matter of being in a quiet place so you can hear yourself think. It’s the best place to be, right there living.

Now for the collage work. Next time I go to Blick I’m going to buy a newspaper pad to paint on.



Creative Exploration

Thought for the day

Every now and then I’ll tell someone that I’m an artist. It just comes up. Today’s respose left me thinking…

Am I ethusiastic about my work? Am I my biggerst fan? The experience always makes me reflect on my work. Yes I do paint cool flowers.

Paint more color for De Colores. Read De Colores. Finish my watercolor mosaic. Add new work to my shops. I’m ready!

Be your own fan! Create for you! Mix color. Build texure.

Creative Exploration

Exploring tools to paint blooms

Testing different tools to paint flowers

Erasers, ink, brush handles, pens, pencils…. I like the idea of taking an ordinary object and making something extraordinary. Stamping with tissue paper was fun last night.

Painting helps you learn all these lessons.

Flowers are pops of color.

Or should it be pops of happy? Both

Creative Exploration

Stop thinking and get to the making…

Shades of pink and orange blooms

Sometimes it works and other times it leads to what does!

Every time I look at these blooms I fall in love with color all over again. I’m goign to make more of these. Fill a journal of my favorites?

Let’s see:

I could go on and on and I will. This will be a great project for spring! Then I could use the journal to create my creative bloom course?

Blooms and De Colores I have time for you both.

Creative Exploration

Very Peri-Pantone Color of 2022

I’m excited about this color. I have been painting with purple since I realized that purple is creativity.

Very Peri Bloom Framed Art Print

You get purple when you mix red and blue. Blue is the color of faith. Red is the color of passion and playfulness. When I think of red I think of Love, McDonald’s and Coca Cola. When I think of blue I think of oceans and skies. You do need faith and passion for creativity and imagination.

Yes I have purple as a color entry in my de colores book but I’m also going to include an entry for the color of the year.

Perhaps a little poem

There’s nothing shy about very peri.

Sweet like creme and berries.

Creativity is royalty.

Have your cup of tea

It’s not just purple, that’s so typical.

It’s a little more blue, just the right unmistakbale.

The name is so… I can I will I AM.

I’m the woman who knows she’s the man.

Oh very peri

This year’s gonna be merry!

Let's Do This Bouquet Mini Art Print

Ok I just wrote that poem and I’m sharing it? I made me giggle in that I’m going to paint something awesome sort of way. I am having so much fun with this book.