Expressive Flowers

Wild Rose Ink and a Cheap Brush Later

three blooms in a ceramic pot-painted with mixed media

I used my round stamp to paint the petals. The beautiful pink with ink and gouache was an interestig idea. This paper is mixed media but it’s terrible for watercolor. When I stamped I made more of a mess. The paint dried with blotches. Instead of the watercolor magic it just stayed and absored into the paper like a napkin. I should recreate the pink and swatch it on watercolor paper. Oh but the ombre effect on the vase is beautiful. Now that I know I can paint like this, I will on watercolor paper. Seems like I’ve been back and forth. It’s all in a good day of creative exploration.

What I love most about art is that the process satisfies my curiosity. I wrote these words in the last post and probably in others but it’s for good reason! Love the process and you’ll learn more. Here’s to making more messes. The land of a cheap brush that’s great, on the right paper. Here’s to posting work and who cares what people think. Yes, that is my kind of place.

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Expressive Flowers

…a little courage

a little passion…a little courage and a smile. I started with some red paint, and I mixed in yellow and white to get orange and pink. I should use red more often. I have trouble finding the right pink, but these pinks are lovely.

I want bolder and brighter colors. I want to take a course on expressive flowers. I want to paint peach roses and Cosmos. Ok, time to go work on a few pieces for The Magic of Color.

Go for a walk

Let the pink roses give you a pep talk

Orange roses let me nap in your peace

When it’s time to go I’ll move forward with ease

Creative Exploration

Paint to Win

OOH I like this twist on play to win. That’s what the Ram’s did. Imagine the pressure, you work hard all season long, a career long, and you have four quarters to win the game. There can be no doubt, no fear, only focus. In the words of Eminem, you got one moment, you better never let it go. Ok the words went something like that but what a halftime show! So, here’s to showing up in all that we do with this mentality. My word of the year is greatness.