Friday, May 27, 2016

31 May Flowers Project

This project has made me see that flowers are not as easy to paint as one might think. I feel as though the petals are improving, but not the leaves. Also researching flowers I have really fallen in love with green flowers. They are so lush, vibrant and alive. Petals bleed colors together and I like that I can capture that with paint. 

"May 8th"

"May 9th"

"May 10th"

"May 11th"

To be continued...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

31 May Flowers Project Continues...

"May 5th"

I felt like the "May 5th" piece started out very randomly.  I was not sure about how I felt, but then seeing over and over I like how the poppies came out.

"May 6th"

"May 6th" painting was a practice with working with white, yellow, green and a putty colors. I am really loving putty it mixes well and gives pieces depth.

"May 7th"

I really wanted to try red on red. This work "May 7th" turned out better that while I was painting. Roses are like peonies; many petals, layers. This design requires a lot of shading with the one color.

To be continued...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

31 May Flowers Project May 4th

"May 4th"
Acrylic on paper

What I have figured out so far is that I like dark background with the bright colors of the flowers. I hardly really used black in such a large scale. Normally I used black as an accent or outline, but in a larger scale it brings the piece some elegance. Also the subject of flowers is just beautiful. I am still trying to work on petals facing inward.  Back to practicing...



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

31 May Flowers Project May 3rd

"May 3rd"

These 31 pieces I am working on are small, acrylic on paper. I am selling for $25.00 each. They will be mounted, maybe framed. I haven't decided on frames yet. The texture of each piece really gives the flower a life. What I like about painting flowers is that they are so full of blended colors. I can mix and match paint to create slight grains of a petal. I am posting a practice painting everyday of May on Instagram. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

31 May Flowers Project

I am an abstract painter. To me this means I can paint anything, but it will be warped to my emotions. My strong skill is design, pattern and color. I couldn't try to draw or paint a person's face or a body or an animal if I tried and I have tried.  However I always get asked to paint flowers.  I love flowers, however they are not my strength. I recently discovered artist Bobbie Burgers. An extremely talented painter who paints flowers, nature, etc.  Her flowers are so beautiful and the pieces have a slight abstraction to them. I thought I want to paint flowers like her.  So I have started a short flower series; 31 May Flowers Project.  I hope to get better. This is the start of my practice.  

"Meet Me In The Garden"

"Dreaming Of Summer"

"May Day"

"May 1st"

"May 2nd"

to be continued...