Roses Project

Roses-Pink Bouquet

I pinned all of these floral arrangements. I’ve started painting them. Today I had to paint pink roses.

five pink roses arangement painted in acrylic

Except for the outline of the roses and the leaves, I love these blooms. I was supposed to finish the paper collage piece I’m working on. My shop needs new work. That’s ok! I’m confident that all this practice will lead to fabulous art prints, books…

Bloganuary is almost over. One more day left in January! That means I’ll be going back to posting three days a week. I’ll be working on the roses project, a little poetry, my new course, and anything else I’ll think of. I’m always thinking of something. I just realized my word of the year is de colores. My phrase of the year is de colores. I want to paint more viva magenta.

viva magenta flowers in vase sketch



Roses Project

Roses (Mixing Pinks)

Here are the first swatches. The first row is my five pink hues. The next few rows are the pinks with titanium white or titan buff. I’m imagining pink roses. Pink roses are friendship, love, a little flirty, nurturing, and playful. These are all the emotions I am when I’m painting or in nature. I included two red hues. I have a few more reds to try. Next, I’ll be referencing and mixing from my Pinterest pink board. And speaking of today’s prompt, Learning By Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit has changed me. This book is the start of my expressive-abstract-no right way to paint flowers mantra.

Eric Carle is another favorite. Books are my gateway to fun, adventure, curiosity, joy, and bravery. This prompt helps me set the mood for my roses project! I’m not sure where this project will take me. I welcome all the good to come. I want the roses book to be about friendship and love for the spirit.