Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 31


Day 31- watercolor- write 31 days



We made it! Day 31 of write 31 days! I hope you like my flowers as much as I liked paintng them!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pansies

Pansies-watercolor-write 31 days


I think Pansies are simple, pretty, and perfect for warercolor with the way the colors spread across the petals.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Brights

Brights- watercolor- Lilly Pulitzer- write 31 days


This was inspired by Lilly Pulitzer patterns and done in goauche. The pinks and oranges really pop against the green.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ladybug

Ladybug- finger painting- write 31 days


This is inspired by another bouquet I received. I loved the different shades of pink through the different flowers. I call it Ladybug because it came with a pink ribbon that had little ladybugs on it and reminded me how cute ladybugs are sitting on leaves.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gerber Daisies

Gerber Daisies- finger painting -write 31 days


I finger painted  these gerber daisy with acrylic from a bouquet of flowers I was given a few months ago.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Walk in the Park

A Walk In the Park- watercolor- write 31 days


She's gathered a bunch of flowers on a walk in the park and is ready to go arrange them for a party!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Flower Market

Flower Market- watercolor- write 31 days


She reminds me of a girl who just visited a market on a Saturday morning and bought a bunch of fresh flowers.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tulips

Tulips- watercolor- write 31 days



Did you know tulips are part of the Lily family? Like a land water lily. There is a popular hybrid called the Water Lily Tulip.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Watercolor Roses

Watercolor Roses- watercolor- write 31 days


I did these pink roses in watercolor because pink roses have a soft, gentle beauty in contrast to the strength and fire of red roses. The translucent quality of watercolor highlights that softness.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Water Lily

Water Lily- finger painting- write 31 days


These are finger painted water lilies, an aquatic plant that balances above water. Did you know water lilies are usually the same size as a soccer ball?

They are the flower for the month of July and probably most known as a series of paintings by Monet.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets- finger painting- write 31 days



Day two is a flashback to a my second attempt at finger painting- bluebonnets.
They are the Texas state flower and learning to paint in the spring, while living in Texas, one must try bluebonnets! It is said the flower in named because the shape of the petals resemble bonnets worn by pioneer woman.

This painting is a very loose interpretation  but that's what I like about it. They are wildflowers, they float and grow on their own path and their own time just like the strokes on the paper are  little scattered.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

31 Days of Flowers

Every October, The Nester, hosts a link up called Write 31 Days. The idea is for bloggers to post each day on the same subject all 31 days of October. The subject can be anything, the goal is to post.

Last October I committed to 31 days of dresses. Dresses are a favorite for me to draw and I thought about doing that again this year. There is at least 31 beautiful, sparkling dresses that have come out this year but this year bright flowers have stolen my heart. So that is what I am doing 31 days of flowers in different styles from illustrated to impressionistic and multiple mediums from finger painting to watercolor.

Come along as I post 31 days of flowers, their meanings, their uses, and a story thrown in here and there.



31 days of flowers- finger painting- write 31 days






Day one is a throwback to the first picture I ever fingerpainted. . It's nothing fancy but felt like an
invigorating breath of fresh air. I wasn't sure what I was doing but I thought I'd give it a try because
saw Alisa Burke  had a video of herself finger paintng. Within a few minutes I was grinning knowing
this is something I'd keep doing.

This painting is a field of poppies done in acrylics.

Day 2- Bluebonnets
Day 3- Water Lily
Day 4- Fireworks
Day 5- Watercolor Roses
Day 6- Tulips
Day 7- Poppies
Day 8- Peony Bouquet
Day 9- Flower Market
Day 10- A Walk In the Park
Day 11- Blooms
Day 12- In The Garden
Day 13- Through The Woods
Day 14- If the Shoe Fits
Day 15- Pinkalicious
Day 16- Magenta Garden
Day 17- Windblown
Day 18- Okeefe
Day 19- Roses
Day 20- Gerber Daisies
Day 21- Abstraction
Day 22- Flower Pots
Day 23- Ladybug
Day 24- Peonies
Day 25- Doodles
Day 26- Impression
Day 27- Brights
Day 28-Cala Lillies
Day 29- Tulips
Day 30- Pansies
Day 31- Day 31