If I’m not doing paintings of flowers, I’m working in the flower garden. That's one reason my college major was horticulture. Flowers are one of my favorite things.
Since I love flowers so much, this year I have been working on doing more paintings of flowers.
Here is a rose painting that was such a "Joy" to paint. It was one of those paintings that just flowed. There was no need to labor over it.
Orange is such a happy color and the turquoise vase was its perfect compliment.
Painting is so much fun!
A few years ago I found this cologne bottle in my sister's greenhouse.
When we were girls, we each had our cologne bottles on the dresser. Mine had apple blossom and my sister's had rose cologne.
I don't know where my bottle went over the years, but my brother-in-law generously gave me my sister's bottle.
So i did a painting of roses.
Drawing the bottle was a challenge. After the drawing was finished, painting it was a snap.
Shadow colors were added on the right side with some pink reflecting from the flower above. On the left some color was pulled into the background made it glistening in the light.
However the roses were not well done.
This year I'm working on more roses.
I've been practicing painting roses.
The casual approach of the orange rose (above) seems more appealing to me.
When I am happy with the rose paintings, I will do a how-to page on painting roses.
It's in the works for 2021
Magnolias are the flower of "The" south.
They are beautiful with their pristine beauty. And their lemony fragrance is heavenly.
Here is a "Bloomin' Basket" full of them.
When my Tulip Magnolia was blooming, I went out and sat down on the edge of the front porch and painted it. Some people call them Japanese Magnolia.
Later I came in the house and added the blue Scrub Jay for the "Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia".
What a lovely compliment they are to each other.
Paintings of flowers are so much fun, but I can hardly wait for spring, so I can go out and enjoy the flowers in person.
Iris are faithful spring blooming flowers, like this "Gold-top Iris".
Daisies have been one of my favorite flowers ever since I was a child.
So naturally, I had to paint some.
I put them in a porcelain vase on a mahogany table. “Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain”.
These giant sunflowers grew in my garden one year.
Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and that includes the giant sunflower daisies.
They are such happy flowers, like the Son's face is shining down on us. "Son Shine"
Here is another "Daisy Painting" of lovely white daisies.
Since daisies are my favorite flowers, I had to paint them again.
You can have fun painting "Echanesea" flowers with watercolors.
This flower is native in the Midwest. You see them blooming on the rolling hillsides in June.
They are also called Purple Coneflowers.
See how I did some watercolor flower paintings.