I recently bought a pad of Arches watercolor paper and decided to limit it to only floral paintings. Today I have one of those paintings to share with you.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💗
My favorite coral pink watercolor combination: Quinacridone Rose + Yellow Ochre + Pyrrol Scarlet (just a tiny bit)
I started by painting the flower petals first. That way I have lots of room and freedom to position them anywhere on the page. Then I can fill in with leaves and stems all around and balance things out.
I’m very happy with the soft petals. While the paint was still wet, I used a clean brush and a little water to soften the edges.
For the flower centers, I used a very small brush and a dark color mix. It took a couple layers of paint to get the deep color that I wanted. The dark color in the center of the flowers really wakes up this painting.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on.
I’m in love with paintings of potted plants and flowers. This week I decided to paint a few.
Hope your day is wonderful, friends! 💚
9 x 12 inch – Three in a row (a sunny hello)
I imagine these pretty pots sitting on a patio or deck somewhere. I think they would be a cheerful addition to an outdoor space.
A few notes: – I used mixed media paper here. I might have been better off with my watercolor sketchbook that can handle more water. The paper started giving me trouble at the end and buckled a bit.
– Keeping the color and size of the pots slightly different helps create interest.
– Positioning of the pots is also important. It’s more interesting if the spacing between them is different. I think I was partially successful with this one.
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I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, sprinkle kindness everywhere.
I bought some pretty paper at the craft store a while back. There’s something about playing with paper and cutting out shapes that always gets me inspired.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
These pretty patterns and warm colors inspired today’s art selection. 😊 I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with these shapes yet but I’m sure they will find their way into an upcoming project soon.
I was playing in my sketchbook with a large flat brush and painted this landscape with just two colors: Prussian Blue and Quinacridone Burnt Orange
I’m amazed at how many different colors and tones you can get when painting with just two colors.
These roses were painted about a year ago with espresso powder and water. Painting with coffee is a lot of fun and this is one of my favorites.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Keep playing and having fun. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
My pink Azaleas just make my heart sing. That color is amazing! 💗 #colorcrush
Happy Thursday, friends! 🌸
The green gold leaves look so pretty next to the bright pink.
Now on to my sketchbook for some play time.
Daniel Smith watercolors used: Quinacridone Magenta Prussian Blue Undersea Green (just for the tiny stems)
I decided to experiment by painting my flowers using a cut up credit card. I’ve been using a plastic card on landscapes and thought I’d give it a go with flowers.
I wet part part of the paper with clean water. Just trying for playful strokes by pulling and pushing around the paint on the paper. I really wasn’t sure if this would be a success or a big fail. Color mixing happened right on the paper. At times I dipped the card into thick paint and other times a watery mix.
Using a plastic card can be unpredictable but I found it was also quite exciting. My flowers ended up rather loose and artsy. Yay, I like that.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
I’ve been having fun playing with paper and scissors lately. Today I have some joyful shapes created from Christmas cards. Sometimes I need to step away from the paint brush and allow myself the freedom to create in other ways.
I get excited playing with paper shapes and gluing together something new and beautiful. It just makes my heart sing.
These little guys make me smile every time I look at them. I plan to use them on a special card.
This flower just needs a stem. I have many options here… paint one, sketch one, or cut one out of paper.
These little birds happened by accident while cutting up this card.
Oh happy day! 😊
I was trying to cut out some leaves and I noticed that a few left over scraps looked like a bird. That inspired me to keep cutting more and more out the same way. After my happy dance, I cut out some little wings and glued them on.
I just love the random colors and patterns on the birds. They too will probably find their way to a pretty card or maybe a new collage piece.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Keep playing and having fun. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!