Using Flower Photos for Splattered Paint Art Inspiration

Using Flower Photos for Splattered Paint Art Inspiration

Everywhere I go I am always looking for inspiration for my splattered paint flower art and other flower art projects. I turn to my collection of flower photos often to give me ideas for my art. Taking flower photos when we are on vacation or exploring beautiful places near home is one of my favorite things to do. Thousands of my flower photos are stored on my computer, but I am always looking for more flowers or gardens to take pictures of. I turn to my collection of flower photos often to give me ideas for my splattered paint art-myflowerjournal.com

Creating flower art using a splattered paint background is an impressionistic style of painting. I am not making a exact copy of a photo or landscape. I look for gardens I can photograph that will give me ideas of colors and textures I can add to my art to make it look like a field of wildflowers or a border of perennials in a cottage garden.  My iPhone is the camera that is always with me so I use it for all my photos.

Tips for taking flower photos for flower art inspiration.

  1. Step back and take a photo showing the whole garden.
  2. Move in close and take photos of individual flowers at different angles.

The photo below is one I took at The Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. I refer to it often. It captures the look I am trying to create in my splattered paint flower art.  I love the colors and variety of flowers in it.

I have used this photo I took in Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi Utah as inspiration many times for my splattered paint flower art-myflowerjournal.com

This photo is one I took in a friends garden. I have used the close up view many times as I have added delphiniums and poppies to my splattered paint backgrounds.I love to take photos of flowers everywhere I go! I took this photo in my friends garden and have used it many times as inspiration for my splattered paint flower art-myflowerjournal.com

I love to take photos of flowers everywhere I go! This watercolor painting on splattered acrylic paint was inspired by a photo I took in my friends garden-myflowerjournal.com

6×6 watercolor on watercolor paper with splattered acrylic paint

You can learn how I created my splattered paint flower art and the supplies I use here.

More Flower Photos and Splattered Paint Flower Art

Here are more of my flower photos that give me inspiration for the flowers I add to my splattered paint art.

This close up of rose is one of many flower photos I have taken while traveling to use as inspiration for watercolor flowers added to splattered paint-myflowerjournal.com

Watercolor roses added to splattered acrylic paint inspired by flower photos I have taken while traveling to beautiful places-myflowerjournal.com

Watercolor roses on mixed media paper with splattered acrylic paint.

I use flower photos I take when I travel for inspiration for my splattered paint flower art-myflowerjournal.com

Splattered Paint Hollyhock Flower Art inspired by my travel photos-myflowerjournal.com

I took this photo of foxglove when we were on vacation and use it as a reference for my splattered paint flower art-myflowerjournal.com

Splattered Paint Foxglove Flower Art Inspired by my travel photos-myflowerjournal

Follow me on Instagram for more flower art ideas.

Follow me on instagram for more of my splattered paint flower art and other art projects and discoveries-myflowerjournal

10 Responses to Using Flower Photos for Splattered Paint Art Inspiration

  1. I love reading your blog!!! And your work is amazing! I still have my mom’s splatter picture she did from the day we splattered painted after I got her home from the hospital after her mastectomy. Thank you for being so generous with your talent!

    I tried to thin my grumbacher tube acrylics to do splatter painting but they didn’t work as well. I used clear gesso but maybe I could try water? Do you have a tutorial for your rose picture? It’s beautiful!!

    • Thanks Judy! I hope you and your mom are doing well. I have tried thinning tube acrylics with water but for me nothing works as well the craft acrylics out of the bottle. I find when some of those get older and thicker they don’t splatter as well either. Then I know its time to buy new ones.The rose painting is one of my favorites too! If I do another one I will take pictures of the process and do a tutorial. Good suggestion!

  2. These pictures are so beautiful, Tammy! I love your work. It is clean and beautiful and simple. Thank you for sharing your art with all of us.

  3. Tammy, you never cease to amaze me with this beautiful art. Simple and so pretty. Thanks for sharing these ideas–I love the color!

  4. what a great post! So much inspiration and insight, and well, I have been a fan of your watercolor art for awhile now:) Beautiful art Tammy!

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