Favorite Flower Paintings

Our cold, gray Utah winter has left me longing for color and spring flowers. So I started looking through the photos I took last year and selected a few to use to create some water color paintings.

I painted away on 10 x 10 pieces of 300 lb watercolor paper. I wasn’t completely happy with the results so I took a chance and tried something I have never done before. I pulled out my pastel paints (that I hadn’t used in 20 years) and added a layer of pastel to my watercolor paintings. I loved the effect of the pastel on the rough watercolor paper surface! I thought I had invented a new idea, but I have since learned many pastel artists do a watercolor under painting then add layers of pastel. I did quite a few paintings, but these three are my favorite and now hang framed  in my kitchen.

Flower Art: Bike With Basket of Flowers Original Art-myflowerjournal.com

Flower Basket Bike from a photo I took during the 2012 Hidden Garden Tour held in June in Utah County.

Flower Art: NYC Flower Market Original Painting-myflowerjournal.com

NYC Flower Market from a photo I took on trip to New York with my daughter. We loved walking the streets of the flower district.

Flower Art: Succulent Original Painting-My Flower Journal.com

I love succulents that look like flowers. This succulent painting was inspired by the succulent photos my daughter takes.

You can see her photos on her website: Succulents and Sunshine.

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12 Responses to Favorite Flower Paintings

  1. I so enjoyed your inspirational floral watercolor painting entry that you wrote January 25 th. You put a “bug in my ear” that told me to get out my paint and brushes!. I am a flower lover also and I am always tickled to know that there are others “out there” that share my passion as deeply as I do! Thank You for sharing your enthusiasm, thoughts, vision and love. Sincerely, Sharon Adams *Aurora, Oregon USA

    • So nice to hear from you Sharon! I’m always happy to find a fellow flower lover and artist. Hope you create something beautiful with your paint and brushes.

  2. Beautiful floral works! I especially love the repetition and variety of shapes in the succulent painting. Well done! Ahh…we all need a comfy couch like this!
    Happy PPF!!

  3. I just enjoyed reading all your blogs and looking at the pictures. I love the three paintings from the Jan. blog.

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