Floral Inspirations

I taught my Floral Fun workshop last weekend to a wonderfully talented group of painters.  The room was a bit crowded so that will be remedied for next class as I’ve been in discussion with Riley Street about a few improvements.
I had bought 4 bouquets from Trader Joe’s and a student brought a gorgeous display of blooms from her garden, so we were swimming in flowers.  Then my daughter returned home from a retreat weekend with three more bouquets.  Needless to say my house is full of flowers….and it’s a dream!
So, without having a plan to paint some florals, how could I possibly resist?  These four paintings are based on ONE FLORAL turned a few inches and painted again.
floral inspirations for artists

floral inspirations for artists

floral inspirations for artists

floral inspirations for artists

floral inspirations for artists

floral inspirations for artists

floral inspirations for artists


I have so many other florals around the house…and on limited time, so I am taking pics of all of them in case I don’t get around to painting them before they drop and droop in graceful exit.  How infinitely beautiful flowers are, I just love them. They inspire me.  How about you? I am excited to have these 4 paintings 3/4 done….and now for my LOOKING and SEEING and LISTENING for what must be done to bring them each to a hopefully glorious completion.
Keep an eye out next week for the final versions of these paintings. Btw, these are all on 16 x 20 inch canvases, which I will eventually varnish and build natural wood strip frames for.  Instant beauty – instant hanging. The “baby floral” at the bottom of the pics above is about 6 x 8 on a slab of wood

Blessings and Paint On! Joanie