Flowers of my mind

Do you ever wonder how these paintings happen? Well, I will tell you the story of this one.
I was at the Fremont market with my dear husband a couple weeks ago, and I saw this cute little gold frame. It said “Made in Italy” on the back and it was a perfect 5″x 7″ size. It cost me $10, it’s wood, it’s gold, it’s Italian. So now I needed a painting. I have been playing with a technique that goes like this:
take a sheet of paper (Arches watercolor paper) and wet it down with water. While it is still wet add colors. A little here, a little there, primaries, secondaries. Then let it dry – for days even.

It should look something like this.

Note, the first photo is not the same piece of paper as the one in the second photo.
Next, I start visualizing flowers in the swirls and shapes on the paper; and darken some places and add color in other places. As flowers start popping out, I add detail. And darkness in some areas to bring the flowers forward. I pick all my favorite colors and blend them, putting contrast in to make the pretty colors look even prettier.

Finally, all I had to do was pop it into the frame. Not sure if this frame will work with this painting though; what do you think?

This sweet little painting is for sale ! Would you like to buy it? I’m asking $75.00, framed and mailed anywhere in the USA.

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19 thoughts on “Flowers of my mind”

  1. So gorgeous! But I think it needs a larger frame and white mat. Those lovely flowers should not be cramped or overwhelmed by a heavy frame, they need space to breathe.

  2. Gorgeous painting! The frame is lovely too, what an excellent find! I do think the gold frame is a bit too overpowering for your delicate, soft, subtle image. It is hard to judge it correctly from the photo though. Framing is such a personal thing, as we found out on PPF last week. If I was to purchase the image, I would either paint the frame a light pastel blue or put the painting in a softer, plainer frame. Love the painting, it’s stunning, well done!

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