Last week I was inspired by the combinations of colours that I saw in the summer flowers I was planting in our window boxes . Pink and red caught my eye and I worked with these to create an abstract flower painting . I had been talking to a friend online about simple printing . So I had a go at relief printing some leaves . I used the easiest , non-tech method ! After coating the back of the leaf with acrylic paint , I pressed it gently on to the painting , using a sheet of clean paper to protect everything from my painty fingers . Then I experimented with the amount of paint I used and the pressure I applied to get different effects . I also made a second print with the same painted leaf and the resulting print has quite a faint , dreamy quality that is very pleasing . The possibilities are endless ! I quite liked the result .
You might have seen this mixed media piece earlier on in the year. I just loved the colours of the Spring flowers back in April or May .For this abstract flower painting I used watercolour , pen and coloured pencil.
Another Abstract Flower Painting
This watercolour painting is one of my own favourites , Sweetpeas from the Allotment. I liked it so much that I chose it for the poster to advertise my solo exhibition back in January at the Skelmanthorpe Gallery in West Yorkshire. You can read all about it in this post here .
Actually , I have realized just recently that I prefer doing an abstract flower painting now , rather than in realistic style . So , watch this space for more experiments !
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8 Replies to “Abstract Flower Painting in Summer”
Like the idea of printing leaves using acrylic paint, very effective
It’s easy and very satisfying. I hadn’t tried it before but I shall definitely use this technique again !
They are all so bright and cheery, looks like you are having fun!
Thank you .You are right , Tiffany – it does cheer me up . Working in a journal does allow me to enjoy doing small scale works . There’s no pressure !
They do look like you are having fun! I like to how you are painting flowers. You are getting lovely results.
Thank you so much ! I am really enjoying painting in a more abstract way and in a smaller format . The art journal has been a joy to work in , especially now in lockdown .