Halfway there!!!! Today's piece was started yesterday and finished today. It's large at 36x36 inches square. Another focal piece! This one is my favorite so far...I love the colors and how stylish it looks. I also embellished this one with Swarovski crystals (on the blue vase). They are SO sparkly and add another touch of glamour to the piece. This time, it's more like "Jewelry for your walls" than ever! Painting florals has been so much fun; I seem to be endlessly inspired by the different color and compositional possibilities. I've found my thing! And now, to sleep. Zzzzzzzzzz....
Filtering by Tag: Whimsical Floral Painting
Welcome to Day 5 of the painting challenge! This is the same bouquet I painted in Day 2; but this time I added my own color interpretations and did a much more loose and painterly style. Much more abstract. I wanted to emphasize the fun color and positive energy I felt when I saw the bouquet. I like how it has a whimsical and vintage feel...this would be so cute paired with other small paintings, drawings, and prints. I'd love to do a painting like this but HUGE. A giant focal point in a dining room or entry-way that really gives a space a laid-back and fun happy cottage vibe. I think it would look cool paired with more serious furniture to give the room a twist of something unexpected and lighthearted. This piece has a lot of spunky personality and can have the same affect for the room it's in! Since I'm exploring my style here, I'm VERY curious to know which version of this painting is your favorite? Day 2 or Day 5?
I've completed today's painting! With her permission, I used Jenna Griffin's (of Gold & Bloom) floral arrangement as inspiration. (follow her amazing feed on instagram @goldandbloom). It's 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas. I'm thrilled with how this one came out; I just love these colors. So soft and nostalgic. Although interestingly,it came out a lot more "tight" than I'd planned. I had originally wanted to do something more abstract, simpler strokes, and much more painterly. But, it didn't feel right to do that at the time and here's how it came out.
I think I'm going to try another version that is much more loose and see how it goes. Stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by! As with any of my paintings, please feel free to inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing a piece!
Oh boy; I've gone and signed up for the "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!" My goal is to complete 1 painting each day for 30 days; even if they are tiny and simple. I've decided to do this project because I have 3 small children (ages 6, 3 and 7 months) and finding time to paint is VERY difficult. This will force me to use my time wisely and figure out how to create even when the kids are at my feet. I can't keep using them as an excuse not to paint! I've gotta just find a way and they need to learn to WAIT! Ha! Another reason for the project is to develop my style...I keep floundering on what I most enjoy painting and I hope to gain clarity this month! I go from New England landscapes, to nautical scenery, to abstract/impressionist florals, to abstract watercolor. You know, I just LOVE color and so many things inspire me! My goal with my work is to spread happiness and positive energy through a stylish painting and I think happy color is the way to do that. Perhaps this month I will be able to discern what I most enjoy painting; and develop my style in that area. I'm excited for the challenge! I hope you'll sign up for blog updates via the RSS feed thingie and visit hereeach day to see each new work; it should be fun to see what happens. I'll also be posting the paintings on my Instagram feed...you can follow me @meandwee. Hooray!
Today's piece is an impressionistic floral painting using my favorite colors together. I love the gestural quality in the shapes and the bright colors. It's a 16x20 acrylic on canvas. Phew!