There’s no right way to paint a flower

wataercolor florals using heart shapes

…I am realizing that my phone doesn’t take good photos. Or is it me? And there’s the blanket sketch that looks nothing like the blanket I posted yesterday. Yesterday I sat at the kitchen table and went through every flower I’ve painted and just like that my book came together.

There is no right way to Paint a flower

Should this be my title? Yes! I had a beautiufl pink and sketch. Seriously there’s no right way to paint a flower. Use a circle, your thumb, your hand or dip the brush in watercolor and make shapes. The choice is yours. That is the brilliance of you! We all have different ideas.

The funny part is I focused on my sketch thinking I had to paint like my sketch or the flower would be wrong? I painted the petals, no pencil just paint.

The only wrong way to paint a flower is to believe there is a wrong way.

By the way, the actual florals don’t have floral petals. I chose to paint hearts because the florals are colorful. I couldn’t help but feel love.

This is going to be great book.

See you tomorrow when I paint my word of the year with markers. Yes tested my waterproof markers and I’m ready!

Tie Dye Take Two

I like the spirit of what tie dye represents. A symbol of empowerment. Now more that eveR we need to feel empowered. We always do.

Never have I enjoyed using ink so much.

Notes

Peace: use watercolor pencils to color in layers

Happy: mixing ink with water

Tie Dye : adding ink droplets on trasparent watercolor

Experimentation on a larger scale

These are fun letters. Watercolor is like Tie Dye. You layer and layer. There’s lots of color. You add droplets of water, more color, and I added a little salt crystals. You have to wait till it dries for the magic to happen. Different beautiful results every time!

Not sure how I’ll use this background but it’s beautiful!