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Different Blooms Same Love

Four blooms to express different blooms but same love

I like my sketch better and here’s why. The sketch was all me. I picked up a green marker and drew. With the watercolor version I was focused on getting my painting to look like my sketch. I could feel the freedom in my sketch. In the watercolor version I love the color scheme but the leaves not so much.

Different but Same Love

Ok time to paint, listen to another chapter of Swagger and see what my followers are up to. If you’re working on a project tell me about it. Tag me on instagram @creatively.hue or pinterest. Email me. We all have art to share.

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Pink Blooms and You

Six pink acrylic blooms to encourage joy, peace and love

Authenticity, that’s it. Authenticity is all you need to paint your best blooms. When I painted these flowers I mixed tones of pink and peach. I held the brush without precision. At some point I put down the brush and used my fingers. Works every time.

I painted these blooms a few months ago and didn’t share them. Too pink, too, bright, yes I doubted my own work. Why would I ever want to do that? Are you kidding me! This color palette is amazing! Here’s to more painting. We got this.

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Paint what you want

I was listening to a James Victore podcast and his words practice without doubt, practice without perfection and practice without comparison are golden. When I practice it’s not that I’m happy or perfectly painting. There is this peace and in that peace are me an the idea. There are no rules, that terrible sense of rules that makes you hold the brush wrong and you’ve made a mistake. Someone shared that very notion with me. We think it’s wrong because we’ve conditioned ourselves to believe such lies. We have allowed outside forces to condition us.

I just had my birthday almost a week ago and I’m still celebrating. I’ve been posting some of my words and getting more likes. These are what I really want to make. Thank you for your feedback. Your likes are inspiration to keep painting. I’m going to keep painting regardless.

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See it believe it Iridescent Bloom

Iridescent blue flower with the words see it and believe it

I was going to share a Bird of Paradise and I will but there’s this story. It’s a powerful don’t give up on your dreams story. There I was using up some leftover paint, The story, I felt it, Blue was the perfect color to express it. Copy paper instead of Watercolor paper didn’t even matter. I had an idea. I painted. I can’t wait to scan my bloom.

I have so many ideas. I’m working on a Creative Bloom course, a puzzle. I did some good writing for my color book. I’m dreaming and I believe in my dreams. I believe in you too.

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Love me Pink and Yellow Collage Flower

Love me pink and yellow collage flower

The other day I was in an art class and I painted some paper. I painted on newspaper, copy paper and watercolor paper. Eric Carle reminds me to paint. All we need to do is pick up the brush and paint. We grown ups complicate everything. Here’s to love.

Nature is always whispering love me. Surrender to me.

Now it’s time for tea, Snickers and sketching. Maybe I’ll paint afterward.

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Make Poster/Print Day 2

choose a word and create a colorful background and then add your word

It takes time to create

I did get to paint for an hour but I didn’t have time to let hours go by. I just gathered my supplies and painted. Out of nowhere candle lid stamps began to bloom. The best art happens when all you have is huge curiosity. You keep creating and find yourself in this flow. I had some left over blue and you know I had to paint another flower. Stamping with a fork, what a great idea.

I am reminded of this video of children painting their ceramic bowls. The video remined me of why artists create. An artist is in deep thought, connected to the idea. There’s no does this make sense. Or my lines are crooked. That is the best place to be. I tested out my new spray bottle with a little water and few drops of India ink Tomorrow I’ll reference my flower sketches to fill in areas with blooms and leaves.

Are you creating one of these? I would love to see your work. Email me or tag me on instagram @creatively.hue

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In Love With Color

learn how to mix color with acrylic paints

Seriously, walking down the isles of Blick makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. Exploring a website isn’t as fun but getting art supplies in the mail is fun tool. Forest Green, Mauve and Indigo are on my list.

I like to think that my flowers and everything I paint feels like summer. To me summer is a time for being lazy, reflection, falling in love, the outdoors., peace and feeling free. I love it all! I want summer every day of my life. There should always be time to stroll. Yes I should add this to my list of projects. A poster? A print? Someday a book? Say! Let me right that down. Anyway that’s the story behind my paintings. Oh and there’s this need to feed my curiosity by using fun tools to paint. Wait till you see tomorrow’s post!

I’m trying to up my color game. I bought these Royal & Langnickel acrylics. Aside from the blue and green, the pink and yellow aren’t my tones. With a little mixing I was able to come up with colors I could work with.

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Make Art Lots Of Art

word art with watercolor

Make art because it’s how you grow.

Make art because it’s how you bloom.

Make art because it’s how you learn about you.

Make art because you have to let go.

Make art because you want to.

This week I am going to paint this again. Ditch the block letters for my hand writing? Add more flowers? Stamp flowers? What random objects could I use to make my blooms? Brighter peaches and pinks? Oh yeah!

It is going to be good. I have lots more ideas. Oh I love where my art is going.

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Paper roll blooms

Love making these flowers. So easy to make and different beautiful petals every time. I’m posting this right now because I need a reminder to keep creating keep making art. I am my best tool. Here’s to creating more. Here’s to just making art and being you.

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There’s enough room for everyone to bloom

painting flowers with acrylic and finishing with watercolor

The gardens of the world, in my neighborhood, in Holland on a ranch in Mexico blooms are breezing in the sun. Each has it’s charm, its color. Color is one of the reasons why I love flowers. I have been walking to and from work for years. Yes I’d enjoy the peace clear my mind and get ready to start the day. Oh but these days I let the color and the evening breeze calm me. I never noticed the texture, the patterns and shapes. To think of it now.