Just finished a sweet portrait and was about to to start another commission, when I passed the flowers from last night’s event on the way back from the laundry room. They begged me to stop and admire, reminded me of the miracle of a hydrangea.
They accompanied me into the studio.
Flower paintings….everyone’s done them, they are everywhere. The basic of beginner watercolor. Recently, I painted a sweet little flower arrangement from flowers taken before the landscapers trimmed the bushes at the property we were staying in. In my artist brain, I thought it would make a lovely get well gift. Flowers that last longer than a week.
And, as I am aging, I am, unfortunately, finding more occasion to send get well cards. And, frankly, I don’t have many small floral paintings.
So I’m going to remedy that. Today, to give myself a break from the detail work that is a commission. I am giving myself the prescription to paint loose, fast, and lively. I am going to set aside time on Fridays for what I will call “Floral Friday.”
So join along with me on Fridays. Paint a flower, make a request, send a picture. It just might be the remedy to help someone smile, including yourself.