Copyright 2010 Valerie Jones
I cannot tell you how much fun I have had painting these flowers. Flowers have been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. I have refrained from painting too many of them because of being stereotyped as an artist who paints flowers. But who cares about that anyway? I’m learning to let go and let God, and I should be free to paint whatever God places on my heart to paint.
I am learning a lot about acrylics while painting this series. I’ve tried putting the paint on thick. I’ve tried thinning the paint to watercolor consistency and layering many layers. The technique I like the most so far is the latter. It allows me to let the paint run a little and gives a softer blend in values.
I have one more painting in this series that I’ll show you next week. It’s by far my favorite.