Sunday, June 18, 2017

Les Fleurs

I've always loved flowers ~ who doesn't? ~ but I've taken a particular shine to them this year...using them virtually non-stop in my collages, and now attempting to paint them.

My very first experiments in watercolor were with loose flowers.  And though I persist in trying different ways or styles of painting flowers loosely, I've rarely done something that I really like.  I might be overthinking it.

But I'm also finding that I like more precise watercolor work.  Maybe there's a true botanical illustrator inside me trying to emerge.  Time will tell.  I also know that I don't have a tremendous amount of patience, and am hesitant to spend a great deal of time drawing something before I paint it.  Mostly I want to paint, and not draw.

Whatever happens, wherever this goes, I'm enjoying the process immensely.

This piece to the left is a "knock off" of one of my acrylic collages from a couple years ago.  Just for fun.

I just reopened my Etsy Shop.  I have acrylic paintings and collages listed there now, works on canvas, panels, and paper.  I don't intend to have any sales again though ~ instead, I've lowered the price on everything by 20 percent, and I'll keep the pricing where it is now.  It'll be a better deal that way for all of us.

Click this link to go to the shop, or click the image at the very top of the right side bar on the blog.

I began volunteering recently at the Humboldt Botanical Garden in Eureka.  I'm there twice a month, as Gate Host, and I've really been enjoying being there.  It's a gorgeous site, and the flowers, plants and trees are inspiring.

Happy Solstice!  Much as I'm glad it'll finally be summer officially, for me the summer solstice also marks that time of year that the days begin to get shorter again...being the autumn person that I am, I always look forward to the year moving toward the downside of the middle.


Dortesjs said...

I love all your work and love go to your blog please keep on doing precise what you are doing. its fab. ;O))

Roberta Warshaw said...

As you know, I love painting flowers too. I just discovered Arthur Harry Church. Botanical illustrations. Amazing work. Very different. See if you can find him. There is not too much online about him.

jacki long said...

Terrific Connie!
I love seeing your work and the fun
you are obviously having in the process.

john said...

Oh, the poppy! It is so graceful. You have been quite prolific I see. I just love browsing to see what you have been doing. Just great! :-)

Marybeth said...

What a beautiful group of paintings and collage pieces! One can tell you are in a happy place.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I so like the composition of this first collage! Actually lovin them all!

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