How to Paint Anything you want

a post about painitng out of the lines.

I wasn’t going to post these flowers but I am. Here’s why.

I could feel the color. I imagined painting these blooms on a smooth stucco wall. These colors made me smile knowing no rules. Afterward I scanned and was uploading onto my society 6 shop. Suddenly I didn’t like the way I painted. Maybe it was too much browsing on istagram. That was a few days ago.

Today I want to post these blooms because I painted them. These blooms are beautiful. The delicate brush strokes and blending reveal how light I felt. I just painted. There is no stay within the lines. I grew up painting that way. I taught others to do that. Nonsense. I know better now. The best painting is done with the freedom to paint whatever you want, however you choose.

Art isn’t perfect.

Art is like beauty, in the eye of the beholder.

Art is magical.

Art is like a song that gets into our mind, our hearts and deep down to the core of my soul.

Art is a smile when all you want to do is frown.

Art is the hope that helps you see and feel until it is with every breath.

Art is breath.

Look out into the wonders of the world and you will feel art.

Art is you.

Art is me.

Oh my, I really do need to work on this poetry writing. Whimsical words. Here’s to all of you who read this blog. Good vibes to you and all.

Surender to the making

motivational words to keep you creating making art

Today why not share some of my words. This is something I’ve been telling myself. I have this stack of kraft paper that I haven’t used. I have been holding on for the right project, my hopes and dreams. What I have learned with creative exploration is that the best way to learn and grow is through making art. At some point you get into this flow. You don’t think so much. There’s this force that guides you and it’s your zone, your place. It feels like looking up at the moon and stars.

More flowers and still working on my letters. Love letters for the self because we are one.

Thank you for reading. Every day there is more of you.

Trust The Practice

Paint flowers shapes like circles and lines.

Not used to painting with purple. I do add purple to blue. Oh and I mix pink and white gouache with purple. Probably should have used white gouache for lighter tones. And still I like these purple blooms. Lavender? Lilac? Periwinkle? I’m looking up color as I write this. Today was really about painting. Nothing for the shop or a specific skill. I wanted to paint my creative blooms. I need the practice.

I redid the Creative Blooms. The bright and warm feeling makes my blooms brighter.

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There are so many more flowers I need to paint. All I have is trust. Trust the process. Go with the idea. Don’t stop. Keep going. Momentum will find you.

Doodle With You Tulips

Here is to doodling the way you did when you were a kid. Here’s to practice for the sake of practice. Here is to trusting your ideas. You can get on on that boat or better yet make your wings and fly among the midnight city lights. Entertain your ideas. Chances are your ideas may lead to nowhere but in nowwhere the right idea will always be there.

This weekend make some time to go for walk. Do a happy dance. Think good thoughts. Make art. Share it.

HAve a little summer in every day.

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.

A quote

 “The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they’re worth, are people who don’t follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone, so take it.” Seth Godin

I am listening to the book The Practice. It is good read. Oh and I need a reminder

Walnut Ink Flowers

Walnut ink is messy, at least in the container I have. India ink is a better option. It’s cheaper too. Working with one color helped me focus on the feel of the brush and how to work with the medium. I focused on the shapes of the flowers instead of mixing the right hues.

I was working with a big brush and it holds a lot of water. It would be interesting to try inks with cotton paper. On my cheap paper, the paint went all over the place, making it hard to add darker areas.

BUT I don’t usually work with walnut ink. It felt good to try a new tool. Have you painted with inks? Coffee? I will probably use the rest of this ink to paint trees. A bear? Perhaps I should make a list of all things brown? Start a collection?