Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Inspirational Quote

I had a fantabulous time painting today. It’s going to be better. As I’m being a fan of other people’s blogs, I came across this quote.

Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.

I didn’t get who wrote it but I believe in my work!

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Siempre,

Mireya

Roses Project

Roses (More Pinks + Sketches)

This is a good video on mixing pink. I want to mix warm pinks. I’m mixing three colors to get my desired pinks. My favorite is magenta+purple. Purple made with red and turquoise is beautiful! Oh, and there’s orange+white+magenta+raw sienna. Plum and pale pink are some of my favorite pink tones. Of course, I love magenta too!

Mix pink in various tones

As I paint I’ll think of today’s prompt. What is success? Success is what happens when you separate the outside from yourself. Did I sketch roses? No. I did but not good ones. Wait till you see the roses I painted with my finger! I painted daisies. Did I mix up beautiful pinks? Yes!

Children are successful. Nobody gives them permission. They don’t have knowledge of the principles of design. Children just paint black and purple leaves. And you know what, this is the best tree we’ve ever painted!

Next, I’ll find videos on how to paint roses. I have a few artists in mind.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

My Favorite Projects of 2022

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.

sketching flowers with tempera paint

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.

Yellow mug with pink flowers done in collage

I used a lot of simple tools to make beautiful flowers.

Testing different tools to paint 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!

7 pink and orange ornament flowers

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.

three golden yellow blooms in acrylic paint

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.

golden orange blooms painted on pink orange texture background

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.

Than you so much to all of the new subscribers.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Pink Roses

I wrote this post a week ago and somehow it stayed in draft. Finally here we are.

It’s the holiday season. We are about to begin winter. I can’t wait for spring. Last week I wrote about my obsession with roses. Have these lovely shades of pink always been there? Have they? I could be walking along in thought and suddenly I stop. Pink and peach roses catch my eye.

My next project should be pink roses? I could work on creating pink tones. Ettavee wrote this wonderful post on how to use fluorescent pink. I have been working on painting roses. I have! I am working on the layout and working on flower arrangements. Yes, I can use my art journal for this exploration. Pink Roses is a good book title? Ok there we have it. Pink Roses it is!

I love the pinks in these blooms.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Pink and Purple Blooms

There is strength in letting go and painting. There’s pink, purple, blue, and a little sparkle. These colors are the creativity, faith, and play that should be in every painting session. I layered, splattered, painted and you know what, this is the best painting I’ve done in a long time. I say best because this is me, my ideas. Yes, my influences come from everywhere. But I’m not painting with outside forces. It’s just me. It’s the tools. Sure I’m holding the brush and gliding it along the page but the idea takes over. It isn’t about me. It’s the idea.

Kute Blackson had this amazing quote in one of his posts. Surrender your attachment to the outcome and get into the flow. Yes! That is what I did for this painting. I need to keep going.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Here’s a wild thought…

Always take time to smell the flowers.

Life is colorful

Daydream and dance

Isn’t life wonderful

Think of all the flowers in your neighborhood

Think of all the flowers in every city and country

Now that’s a love, a language that’s understood

What would the world be without roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, peonies and sunflowers

Let’s not forget the butterflies and the bees

We are different, the same, a masterpiece, now that’s power!

Thanks for reading my poem, my writing and for being a fan. If you haven’t please subscribe. Find me on Pinterest ad Instagram. I want to see your art too.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Sunflowers you make me happy!

There I was painting sunflowers. I had Cat Coq’s sunflower tutorial on my mind. I’m ready for fall. Sunflowers are trending. I want good work for the shop. I kept painting and referencing photos. This technique never works because I obsess over details. I was about to call it a day when pink sunflowers popped into my head. Pink and peach express how nature makes me feel. At that moment I knew I needed to paint and let my flowers bloom. Then I thought about the rainbow watercolor art print. The lines in between colors were uneven but the neutral colors and the Maya Angelou quote, beautiful!

I’m going to paint more sunflowers this week. All these sunflowers gave me the confidence to design a logo for my website but that’s another post. Here’s to painting like you mean it, painitng with your heart. Wait till you see my pink and orange collage sunflower!

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Good Morning!

7 pink and orange ornament flowers
Both are beautiful but I love where my color palette is going

I’m about to go be a fan and choose a book to read for my summer reading. Today I will be gathering my artowrk and digitizing. I have a stack that I need to go through. Oh, I’ll be going over my calendar and setting up my projects. Love is in the air and I am ready to fly. I love posting and working on my projects of course. I’m happy to be back.

Thanks for being a reader and thank you to all the new subscribers!

With Love,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Much Love

Sometimes I feel small

but then I see you growing and it’s all so tall

And I come to my senses

This season, especially at this moment, I feel much love.

My poems are getting better. My blooms are wildly free? That’s a good aspiration. Here’s to you. Here’s to me. Here’s to us!