Love Lives Here Bouquet

learn to observe your art as you keep practicing

Remember the first attempt?

As I have been writing, alot these days, I am drawing and painting flowers for the practice. Lately I have been showing up with doubt and negativity. Yes I planned to paint a Ranunculus,still do. I love the idea of this, layering with acrylic and filling in with watercolor. The hearts, these were inspired by actual leaves.

Which brings me to my practice!

Make art. make a mistake? keep going. Observe. repeat.

Somewhere in the mistake and keep going I stop. It’s the mistake that prevents me from the going, the making. Everyone that succeeded did so because they had losts of practice. In practice you build flow. In practice you make changes because you learn. I made slight changes. What a diference. I went from Ranunculus love to love lives here.

I love the shape, the layers of these blooms. It’s like you see one flower but there’s all these layers, all the mystery and magic of the flower. Or should I say a person. Love lives here feels right. You choose to let go of the doubt and hold loves hand. Next time you want to throw out your work, save it. In a few days, a weelk, look at it with a fresh pair of eyes and keep making art.

Oh I should paint these with a turqoise or aqua background! You see I can keep going.

paint tulips with watercolor and acry

Last night I went to sleep with a question. What’s my story? Today’s Show Your Work reading and a comment on my art artwork post @creativelyhue askes me the same question.

I am rewriting my about page. So far so good. My earliest memory is fingerpainting. I liked the feel of paint on my hands. I loved the educational Crayola Watercolor sets. Most of all I liked that I had a canvas. My space. My place. I can do whatever I want with it. Why then do I feel the need to copy. Wait a minute I don’t copy but it is as I wrote yesterday. I feel imspired and I try and paint that way.

What I love most about art is that anything can be art. There is room for everyone. I have seen lines, scribbles, doodles, splatters, painting with spoons and straws.

All of it makes me feel so inspired. It is amazing what the mind dreams up.

Have a favorite artist? I should make a list and post it this weekend. I do have a list on pinterest.

Ranunculus Love

paint easy flowers with spirals lines
  • colors
  • color chart
  • noticing a few heart shapes in a reference photo
  • spirals

…just a few reasons why I want to paint these. Last night I dreamed of painting these again with thinner lines. Weird I know. I am divided. No I need to paint these again? I will but with the idea that these blooms aren’t wrong. I prefer to just make, just paint and see what happens.

The best learning you will ever do is by creating, Creating is how you build trust. Trust is everything.

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