Expressive Flowers

Mixing Vibrant Color

I finally have the pink tones I’ve been searching for.

Various papers painted with vibrant orange and pink tones

I came back from a walk filled with white and pink roses. I don’t know what to say except I can’t wait till spring. Now here I am writing this post. Seeing all those colors made me appreciate my flourescent painting exploration even more.

I squeezed fluorescent pink, red and indian yellow onto a palette. I was looking for my notes from Etta Vee’s post. I decided to be the artist I am and play. All was calm and quiet. My spirit painted and dare I say it, mixed the perfect pinks. I had vibrant orange. Vibrant colors, we are going places. Oh, and adding titanium white made a dreamy orange cream. I let the paintbrush glide on the page. In the texture, the words you are your own hero emerged. Yes! I was in the moment. I usually have one flower on one page, maybe two. The message is written on each flower.

yellow collage flower with the words let's written inside

But what if you turn the page five times to get the full message. Each page’s bloom is more vibrant than the last. I can do a test run with an idea pin! The ideas are always here. It’s only a matter of being in a quiet place so you can hear yourself think. It’s the best place to be, right there living.

Now for the collage work. Next time I go to Blick I’m going to buy a newspaper pad to paint on.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Paper Collage is such a fun way to create

pink and yellow paper collage flower

The pink and the yellow just work. This piece took about two hours. It always gets me that I paint these colorful papers from copy paper. As I paint them, the textures are just interesting to make. Oh, but when the paper dries, I cut them up and arrange the papers. Only then true beauty is revealed. Beautiful art can come from anywhere. The best art does. It reminds me of the greatest hits song that was written in the world’s best pie diner in the middle of nowhere.

Siempre,

Mireya