Creative Exploration

Very Peri-Pantone Color of 2022

I’m excited about this color. I have been painting with purple since I realized that purple is creativity.

Very Peri Bloom Framed Art Print

You get purple when you mix red and blue. Blue is the color of faith. Red is the color of passion and playfulness. When I think of red I think of Love, McDonald’s and Coca Cola. When I think of blue I think of oceans and skies. You do need faith and passion for creativity and imagination.

Yes I have purple as a color entry in my de colores book but I’m also going to include an entry for the color of the year.

Perhaps a little poem

There’s nothing shy about very peri.

Sweet like creme and berries.

Creativity is royalty.

Have your cup of tea

It’s not just purple, that’s so typical.

It’s a little more blue, just the right pink..so unmistakbale.

The name is so… I can I will I AM.

I’m the woman who knows she’s the man.

Oh very peri

This year’s gonna be merry!

Let's Do This Bouquet Mini Art Print

Ok I just wrote that poem and I’m sharing it? I made me giggle in that I’m going to paint something awesome sort of way. I am having so much fun with this book.

Creative Exploration

Hidden Gems in painting roses

These are the blooms I wrote about a few days ago. The brown pink rose, who knew that mixing red with black would make a brown pink. A dagger brush makes it easier to do the thin and thick strokes. You can use a round brush but a dagger seems to work better for me. I love using blue in my leaves. Yes it’s an idea that I borrowed from another artist. Only my greens and blues are bold.

I started reading a book on the meaning of flowers. I want to write more pomes and quotes. I”ll be painting today.

Creative Exploration

dagger brush blooms

Use new tools like a dagger brush to paint flowers

I think I got my groove back. I threw out three sheets of paper, good watercolor paper. I kept painting. Take your time. Paint. See what the dagger brush can do. Wait a minute, that’s what helped me! These blooms are filled with faith. All week I hadn’t painted a single bloom worth sharing. All were filled with wonderful ideas. My flowers just weren’t blooming, yet Today in moments, my blooms were back, I restocked a warm white acrylic paint and ready to paint this weekend.

Creative Exploration

Painting Flowers By Shape

This Cotton paper is a dream to paint with. The sheet came with a few tubes of paint I ordered on Amazon. What an awesome gesture. For some reason the paint on the flower petals became lighter as it dried. Blending is easier. With the Canson Paper the color can get lost in the paper. I had a small piece of this wonderful paper to test and I had to make good use of it. I need practice with digitizing.

A project can help you discover, learn and grow. The next time I am so quick to doubt and ask, have I wasted my time instead ask what have I learned.

Creative Exploration

Painting flowers

Today was a great day. I did what I do when I’m surounded by art supplies. I created. This morning I began another round of editing. There’s much work to be done. This process is tedious and it helps to paint. Painting always helps. I did some research for the love book. Painting flowers in differnet color and shape seems like a good way to let my curosity play, stay positive and deal with the craziness of working on various projects at once. I plan on scanning these for more art posibilities.

A few thoughts from Different Is Beautiful

Nature is a masterpieceā€¦

Curiosity is all that makes us wander and wonder. What is the point of life if we do neither?

What happens when a bird cage is accidently left open? The bird flutters, flutters back to its own intentions, free to roam from flower to flower. Birds are after all, wild and free. Wild and Free