I didn't start out as a flower painter. I've always loved landscape and have several from other Artists in my personal collection, so when I took up Acrylics I wanted to paint landscapes. However, when I wanted to exhibit in a particular show, the organizers told me that preference was given to flower Artists. I had never considered painting flowers, but I'm not one to balk at a challenge, so the next day I went to the library and took out every book I could find on painting flowers.
7 4 U
ACEO OOAK 3.5" x 2.5"
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Now, I have to admit that I paint a lot of flowers. I love the bright colours and variety of leaves and petals. I get completely engrossed in the task, like a moving meditation. When I have completed a particular variety of flower, I can't say I now know how to do it, because the next time will be completely different. Flowers change according to the light, humidity and time of day, so even if you are painting the same variety and colour, it is a whole new experience.
So I'm going to give it a rest. This is one of my last floral paintings for a while (sigh of relief from the non-flower contingent). With February and Valentines behind us, I'm going to paint some different genre and take a break for a month. During March my Gallery at Daily Paintworks will show a collection of portrait, pal portraits, figure and still life paintings. I'm really looking forward to exploring different genre.
I'm also going to change my Blog frequency. I will still complete at least one painting each day, but I will post them on Daily Paintworks. You won't miss anything because every few days I will Blog a small collection of my recent paintings with links to DPW. My blog will still include a wide variety of topics - free art lessons, interesting tips and tricks, quotations and my musings. I also hope to include more on the history of Art and Artists and the occasional guest blog from someone else in the Art world.
Finally, the DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE CHALLENGE closes on March 8th and I will be making an announcement on March 9th after I have reviewed submissions. Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me before that date.
As always I would love to hear your views or answer any questions. Leave a comment below or email if you're shy. :o)
Cat # 13044 -"7 4 U"