Oh my! I completely forgot about Wednesday’s post entry. There’s a good reason! My interent was down and I was on the phone trying to fix it. The good news is I have. My blog post is a little late but here I am!
Now on to my orange roses. I was wandering around UCLA and found these orange roses! I painted the way these roses made me feel.
The orange shade stopped me in my tracks
Peaceful mind you don’t have to come back
You are always here
Tenderly holding me near
Magnificent color, how is it so
Together we glow
Yes, this is how the orange roses made me feel. The shade of orange is bright and terracotta. I just did research on terracotta and terracotta radiates warmth and happiness. These are the words and colors of how nature makes me feel. The blue is orange’s best friend. Blue is faith. Faith is what I was feeling too!
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Hello! Before I continue with today’s post I want to share a posting agenda. Every Sunday I’ll post the art lessons I’ve learned throughout the week. Every Wednesday I’ll post an update on my current project including tips. I’ll be posting a random tutorial post on one of the other days. Ok, let’s get this post started.
These are the lessons I’ve learned as an artist this week.
In-between state of mind
At the first sign of mistakes, I’II want to start over. I haven’t felt the need to start over! Ok, I threw out a few sheets of paper because I made a mess with the paint BUT I work in peace. I don’t think about the work being good or bad. Sometimes I do but then I choose to keep painting.
I’ve been blogging for a long time. Every day there are more of you. Thank you so much! And I appreciate the kind feedback. I want to believe that I encourage all of you to paint and or add joy to your days. When I read your comments I say, “Really? You think my roses are beautiful? I’m in the practice phase.” I forget that what makes art wonderful is there’s room for all of us! We can all be given the task to paint a rose. How we paint the rose is art. There’s no right way to paint a rose! By the way abundance mindset is a term I borrowed from Ettavee.
Have a little plan
Neocolours are water-soluble crayons. Before I paint, I sketch with Neocolour crayons. When I hold a Neocolour in my hand it reminds me of crayons. And crayons are childhood. These crayons help me keep art loose, exploratory, and playful!
Sometimes I’ll set up my favorite color and sketch. Or I’ll think of how the orange roses on my walk made me feel and I paint! Most of my process is anything goes. There’s this artist who likes to mix up paint right on the canvas instead of a palette. All these little ideas help me start. All you have to do is start. You don’t have to know how to paint. Just paint! I’m fact if you’re thinking I don’t know how, you’re doing it wrong.
So basically it’s the little plans that create the state of mind and state of mine welcomes the abundance mindset.
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I’m here going over my week and the lessons I’ve learned. I won a liquidex hard body acrylic paint bundle pack. Blick Art Supplies always hosts giveaways. I have been entering always thinking I’ll win. I won. I’m supper excited to use my paint. I had to share my win because, yes it’s just a giveaway but I’ve been feeling hopeful and enjoying my journaling. This is a small step toward my roses project.
The roses this year are beautiful! On Sunday I painted orange roses inspired by the lovelies I saw at UCLA. I’ll share my orange roses painting in an upcoming post. I’m not quite finished yet. Oh but let’s go over the above floral arrangement. Did I sketch this with a pencil first? No, it was Neocolor Water Soluble Pastels. I use pastels to do a rough sketch and then get right into painting. I used the last of my sun-kissed yellow to paint flowers. The orange, yellow and pink roses express the friendship, peace, and love I experience with nature. The scallop border flower pot is cute, fun, and carefree. I can’t believe all of my sun-kissed yellow is gone. I guess that means I’m ready to use the premium cadmium yellow! Yes, everything goes. As an artist, you have to explore your tools. See what happens. Keep going!
I’m the artist who signs her initials with a small heart. I like blue flowers. I want blue roses. I want to paint and let the flowers bloom before my eyes. I express how nature makes me feel. In the words of Tabitha Brown, “It’s my business.” This is how I’ve been painting and will continue to paint. Thank you for your support and kind words. I’ve been selling a few books and there’s more art to come. Oh right, I will officially go over my summer plans. I’m excited for what’s to come!
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I do? I am? I am! I’ve been getting good feedback for my pink roses skillshare project. These expressive flowers were painted for a Skillshare class. There were many revisions. I was able to overcome uncertainty. That emotion flowed through. I have a good rhythm.
Now I’m not worried about what the artwork will like. Not going to lie, the thoughts are there but there not at my center. Yesterday’s post did give me clarity.
With all of this goodness, I painted blue roses. The first layer was a mess. Then I added a second layer of darker blue, used my finger to blend the petals, and explore leaf shapes. As I dotted the centers of the flower, I thought of the actual roses I had seen in Heritage Square. Like a true artist, I just want to paint and share that. Some of my best moments are creating with students.
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Ok, so I never really appreciated the beauty of a rose. Roses. Typical. Right? I started noticing them last year. This year roses are huge and in such gorgeous colors. I want all this in my art, in my book? Here are my two thoughts. Why just paint roses when I miss painting all of the other flowers I paint? Oh but roses, you beautiful roses are keeping me out of my comfort! Do I know how to paint them? No. I’ve been practicing. I still don’t know what I’m doing. I love what’s happening with my work. It’s not great but I don’t want to throw it away either. My art seems to be blooming from this peace zone. All artists need to have mindfulness, connect and create from your spirit.
Sounds like I’m right where I need to be? I needed to clarify. Not to worry, I’ll be sharing my blue roses in the next post.
I had the most amazing day wandering around sketching all of the flowers I saw. I didn’t just see yellow roses. I saw this gorgeous tone of yellow. There were these magenta roses but none like a magenta I’ve ever mixed. These are the colors I dream of. Oh, that would be a great activity for my journal. The day was warm and the birds were singing. These are the moments where I’m like… can I live this every day!
Then it was on to a rustic stone house and a recurring thought every time I roam a museum. What stories would these walls tell me? Is there more than what the exhibit reveals? It was magic being in a room where poets, authors, singers, filmmakers, nature writers, and artists once lived. Yes, there was diversity in what they did but I shall never forget who they were. Many of these famous visitors were women! Not just women but Native American and Asian women. Charles Lummis was an advocate for diversity especially for Native Americans.
And all that led me to ponder the legacy and history I am part of. I am proud of my heritage. I am all things nature and spiritual. I am a teacher of character, peace, and mindfulness. I am a learner. I am a visionary. I am an expressive floral artist.
At this moment I want to paint flowers the way they make me feel. The poet in me sang,” Let’s show up with this powerful love and paint.”
It was wonderful to explore today! I have ideas and a color palette I will be working on this week. Interesting how I have never been able to fill about the about me description like I just did. I felt so good that I walked into an art store and didn’t buy anything. I have enough paint. I have the peace. Let’s do this!
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