Hey everyone! Today I just wanted to share some behind-the-scenes of my creating a pretty bright floral wood slice painting.
Ever since I could hold a pencil, I always drew flowers. Drawing flowers is my favorite thing to do and if you flipped through my old school notebooks, it was full of florals.
I remember one time I made my homework I turned in pretty by drawing flowers all over the white spaces. I thought the teacher would appreciate that, but I got in trouble for it. That was just the artist in me brewing from a young age. 🙂
Lately, I’ve been dying to just play around with paint and create some vibrant, bold, flower designs. Here’s a peak at what I came up with:
For this painted wood slice, I literally had no plan on where it was going to go. I took out my acrylic paints and just started putting paint on the wood slice.
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I used a rustic basswood wood slice as my canvas, various different colors of Golden brand acrylic paint, and a Sharpie oil-based paint marker for the greenery details.
Painting The Flowers
As I mentioned above, I didn’t have much of an idea of what flowers I was going to create. I poured out some colors, grabbed a paintbrush, and just started making bold brush strokes on the wood slice.
I started by dipping my brush in the desired color and then dipping my brush into white to create some different tints.
This wood slice in particular was a slightly odd oval shape so it was a little tricky in making sure I was going to get enough florals in to cover the entire piece.
After I got all my floral details painted in, I used a Sharpie paint marker for the greenery. Using paint markers is great because they are easy to use and control.
I had a great time experimenting and just creating with this. Sometimes as an artist, you just need to let yourself create and not worry about anything else.
This original floral wood slice painting is currently available for purchase! Check it out here.
After finishing the piece, I wanted to try it on a greeting card, and this is what I came up with for a Mother’s Day card. The bright and colorful vibes of this piece just worked so well for this card.
To print my greeting cards and art prints, I use a Canon Pixma Pro 200 printer with Red River Paper (highly recommend!!).
Thanks for reading!
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