I love learning new skills that can help with my practice but also understanding it . Below is some of the prepping and yes it takes a while when your a beginner . I am always attracted to brightly coloured flowers of course but learning the importance of greenery is fantastic . Green is a big trend at the moment in both art and the home not to mention the floral world .
Creating a still life from scratch is such a joy and having that kinda control and conviction powers me on to new frontiers . I always start with a quick sketch of course . Loving some watercolour effects to at the moment with acrylic inks . Love the inks brightness .
One tip is to make sure you take a photo of your floral arrangement before you paint it . You may have all the best intensions to paint it right now but life can get in the way and flowers have a small life span. Change the water everyday helps extend the flowers lives so you can get a sketch or a painting done in time .
Here is a quick watercolour sketch from life of my posy in a round vase with liquidtex inks . I adore the cute small arrangements and the challenge of getting them just right .
I have a very quirky vase collection that i have been amassing for decades now . Some are vintage from my grandmother and others that are coloured 60'S collectable glass . My faves are my latest edition from waterford as i adore chunky crystal . Flowers bloom for such a short time so they need to be painted then they can live forever . I am building a new body of work thats inspired by my floral journey and look forward to seeing where it takes me in the future . x