I was about ready to throw this out. I kept layering the background and suddenly I have the moon and the stars. The moon and the stars, flowers, everything in nature speaks of truth.
I like painting these flowers. I want a book filled with them. Each bloom will have positive thoughts. It’s obvious, how much we need positive thoughts. Yes, these blooms are my next book project.
Here’s the first one.
And the inspiring Anthropologie window display that started it all.
I just now see, that’s me, my shadow. What a wonderful artist. We all are.
Wow! I love the color and the stamp texture. I need to find more objects to stamp with. There’s this artist on Instagram. She stamps with all kinds of objects. I love love my candle lid. It’s rusting because I wash it after use. Oh, stamping wth a doile pattern would be fun.
This design did take some time. This was version two. What a version! I’m giggling. I’m smiling. My acrylic set is limited. I’m mixing all of the colors myself. Looking good. By the way this design was inspired by a window display at Anthropologie. Do I still have the image?
My pages were ripped out of an old agenda. I should write a book filled with paper book flowers. Each page has a thought, a poem, or laughable words. I may have to now. I do. I will. I have plenty of journal pages left. I’m excited about all the new ideas to come. This flower will be great for the collage course.
Good lesson in color. I painted a first version and that didn’t work. The neutral tones are beautiful. Some of the petal patterns work. Others I could do over. Not to happy about the brown dots either.
Oh, but I’m happy that I was able to paint. I mixed color and moved from one idea to the next. Sure I thought of the beauties I see on my walks but I was simply painting with no particular place to go. I was painting like Carrie Schmitt at the painting party. It felt good to squeeze the paint on the plate and mix colors. The leaves are beautiful but feels like they need a little more life.
No, these blooms aren’t going in the shop but I painted them. This is the beginning of many more blooms to paint.
That’s all. Roll up your sleeves. Get out the paint. Mix some tones and paint.
A few of my favorites
I had these flowers in the love the color and petals but not a good bloom pile. The file was on my computer and in a redo file. The color is beautiful. Seems like color is a constant in all of my work. What was wrong with these in the first place? Maybe it was because the idea was quick to produce. I’m adding these flowers to my shop. These flowers are my process and a reminder to always have a faith in my work. Do I still have the actual artwork? I could paint a textured background. Even if I don’t have the actual blooms, I have the brush! I suppose it’s important to ask why I’m rejecting my work. Wait I’ve seen this quote someplace:
Make now. Question later.
You see that is a true artist. Though I may not be physically painting, I am painting in spirit, in my imagination! Art is always on my mind, in my heart.
Simple tools. It works. I haven’t painted much these days. Today I finally doodled with some pens. It was like, ah everything is suddenly right again. It felt like the breeze.
It’s been breezy and there’s nothing like a breeze. It’s fresh, free and nature! It’s almost like painting or drawing.
I need more of just watching the breeze. Suddenly I am thinking about all of my thoughts. It’s so important to take care of your mind.
Art helps you do that. I’m still working on a summer reading list. Oh and there’s a few new tools I want to test out. Oh and paint a few trees.
I guess I now have my weekly to-do list.
Tomorrow I’ll finish this flower but yes, I love Eric Carle’s simplicity. He just paints and it’s beautiful.
I like my work too.
Collage has taught me to have patience and trust the process. It could take about two hours to work on a piece. You let your eyes do the arranging. Maybe collage can help me be a better painter.
This is exactly why I paint my various flowers. It’s nature. It’s us. It doesn’t get any better than this. I’m so glad I accidentally purchased this pink paint.
Today was a reminder of how much I enjoy just painting. I don’t need to be anywhere or do anything except play with the ideas in my head. We all need these moments in our lives.
Big Magic is such a wonderful book.I love Elizabeth’s idea that ideas are always floating around. We are merely a vessel that can bring forth those dreams. I appreciated sitting there, having the time to flow with it.
My problem is that I need to implement a lot more.
Know of any good art books? Any good reads? I’m going to do a lot of loose florals and reading this summer. Yes I’ll paint flowers and let the book write itself. Sounds good!
Ok movie time.
Same concept but better. The color, color keeps on shinning much brighter.
I can actually look at my work and see the ideas. It’s like I’m looking at someone’s work thinking, ok yes, beautiful, I see what you’re doing!