Make Poster/Print Part 3

paint flowers in various shapes
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I am eager to finish but it’s important to take my time. Flowers need time to bloom. Blue and orange are great together. Pinks and peaches bring out the lighter tones. Just go with your ideas and see what happens. In the end it’s going to be beautiful! Don’t worry about mistakes. Have fun. These colors make me smile Maybe do a few deep green leaves. Blues make orange look good. Hearts. I like where this is going.

These were just a few of my thoughts. I’ll finish this print tomorrow.

Wavy Cloud Circle Blooms

Blue Watercolor Blooms

A few nights ago, I watched an abstract flower artist video. Her brush strokes and color mixing made me want to paint. I am talking the kind of painting where you show up, paint and magic happens. The next day I got out my supplies and painted. I wanted magic, my magic. I think I found it! Motivation. Momentum. Flow. Love. Peace. Authenticity. Yes all the above.

Here’s the instructions:

  • paint wavy cloud circles in monotone colors
  • add water to blend color and form flowers
  • Add a second layer (do this once the watercolor dries)
  • paint leaves
  • add details
  • The best part is the above are guidelines. Do what you want. Paint your own blooms. Have fun!

I posted a story idea for these blooms on pinterest. You can follow me there too.

Every Butterfly Needs a Cocoon Collage

every butterfly needs a cocoon collage

I was painting, when am I not painting. I mixed up a lavender tone. I had a fresh sheet of paper and a brilliant thought. Bring color and balance to every garden. What an idea! I was in my flow. I could go from idea to idea, let go. Then came noise. My mind was cluttered. I was painting to finish. Peace was no longer there. It was, always is but I detached from it.

The Allium I painted, it was the wrong color, wrong stems, and most of all it didn’t come from the inner me. How could it? My best happens in my zone, in my cocoon. Yes my cocoon is where nothing exists but me and my idea. Sometimes you have no idea. The skills are always there. Skills can always be improved.

An hour later I was in my zone and sketched a beautiful Allium. I will paint the Allium and share the rest of the story on a later post. My point for today is that we are all butterflies capable of being that burst of color that happens upon you. Butterflies remind us to flutter flutter and be color.

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Abstract Florals?

Good practice means you flow. You go from idea to idea. You make a mess. You let curiosity lead. You build trust…trust is the main idea of The Practice by Seth Godin. Having read that book as I explored the various ways to draw flowers would have helped. I like painting flowers, love to. The book will help me as I continue to paint. If you go for a walk or explore surface design patters there”s so many ways to draw them.

I have this two pick brush that makes petals. I keep working to replicate the bloom I painted a few days ago. I had some leftover paint and an idea.

Here I was intentionally painting. Not the results I expected.

Oh but the ideas are wonderful. This week I should practice my color schemes because abstract florals, I found my place.

You Are Loved Story

Why?

I love nature and Alan Watts desribes my expereince,

Man is as much attached to nature as a tree, and though he walks freely on two legs and is not rooted in the soil, he is by no means a self-sufficient, self-moving, and self-directing entity.

Nauture is an extension of us.

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Out with the old

Wow this must have been a new toy post. My palette looks messier. The messier the better. There’s hardly any paint left. I love the greens and blues so much that I will be ordering tubes, The colors are so vibrant. It must be the honey. I may keep this palette but break it apart and make it work.

I love the new one but it’s thin and there’s not enough mixing roon.

I have been feeling sick these past few days. I haven’t painted but one look makes me smile. I am building a list. Publishing a few more books. Lots more to come.

Blooming with Stamps

Today was a good day for clarity and peace. This was great practice. I just want to paint flowers. Now more than ever make makes sense. Who cares if the idea works. All that matters is that I am motivated to move forward. I may make a mess. Or accidently dip my brush in the wrong color. Almost always I find a surprise. I want to learn how to paint the peace I feel when I am out walking with the breeze, birds and flowers. I want to learn color and think about all the textures I have created. The words. Connect them all. The world is my family.