Feeling Free Bloom

Painting dots is relaxing. Here I used a paper roll to stamp the flower petals. You can see some of the texture in the light blue. The stigma was done with yellow ochre watercolor. The outline was made by stamping dots with the top of a paint brush. The blue with the yellow ochre is amazing. Some time ago I shared my blog with a co-worker. Her words, I love your use of color, made my day! My yellow and blue made me think of her.

I love trying techniques. I love mixing color. There is a thrill in leaving everything up to chance. You never know what will happen. In making this bloom I had amazing texture. I used a flat brush to further paint the petals. It was all good. I was happy but the bloom wasn’t finished. I added more petals with a darker blue. I almost threw it away. Why did I cover up the lovely texture? I kept painting. What a roller coaster ride! Oh my I almost forgot the orange and burt sienna dots in the center. Thank goodness I had the idea to blend the color together with yellow ochre.

Ceramic Pot With Acrylic

Why am I exploring culture? The more I do, the more I feel connected to the world. I’ve admired it always, especially when I’ve gone to Mexico or San Diego. Along the highway, on my road trip I saw the Colorado Mountains and the Pennsylvania’s sign. Welcome to happiness is a great title for this book. Nature along with the people, what a great idea. For this project I’m going to bulid a collection on pinterest, learn and paint what catches my eye. I don’t know how I will organize this or what I’m painting but it’s going to be good.

Note to self:

Stop judging your skils and your work. Paint. Explore color and see what happens. Let the vase be slanted. Practice your drawing and PAINT. Explore. Watering down acrylic makes for good ceramic glazing textures. Instead of going from culture to culture paint what catches your eye.

If you are painting ceramics, think about what story you want to tell? Reminds me of a Egyptian vase? Oh.

Materials I used are acrylic paint, round brushes in sizes 1 and 7

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