Sunday, March 6, 2011

Color Drop Flowers


One thing that I love to do that is easy and mindless are these little "color drop flowers" as I call them. They are really easy and quick and are actually shaped by the tiny black outline. I lay the water in with a pointed oriental brush first in the shape of pedals then I drop the water in. You can use any brush but the oriental brush get a nicer point and spreads out really nicely. It takes a little practice and a little knowledge about using colors and their neighbors on the color wheel (can't think of that color theory word) to have better success with blending the colors. Love to write with my pointed pen also. The paper was cold press so it was rather bumpy for a pointed pen. This is on a 12 x 12 sheet of watercolor paper.


 I was looking back at my big journal and when I finished this page I forgot to post it.  At least I think I did, so if you have seen it maybe you will see something new this time on it.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

The word that comes to mind for the color drop flowers is "sprightly"! And I love the lettering and color on the page in your big journal.

Anonymous said...

I love the fun flowers and lettering! Your journal page is really neat too. You continue to inspire me. Thank you! Fran

Bren said...

Love those flowers, can't believe you did that lettering with an oriental brush, I've not got the hang of that kind of fine detailing with mine yet, but perhaps mine are too large to begin with :-)
Great journal pages too,

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Awesome pages Martha. I love the lettering play you have done on them. The flowers are gorgeous too!
Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Hugs and many blessings to you.

Nancy said...

Martha, you just have a touch about your work that says happy, cheery, and delightful.....No matter what you paint, it's beautiful to the eye.......

Love the flowers and the journal pages......

Hugs and blessings

A Dancing Mango said...

Martha this is beautiful!
OMG.. I can not stop looking at all of the detail. You know it reminds me of Susan Branch if you know who she is?
I love it..
Thank you for God's inspiration..
blessings Darlene

Lesley said...

I love the flowers - they look so delicate and the lettering 'fits' with them so well.
Gorgeous journal page.
Lesley x

jgr said...

Martha, these flowers are beautiful! And the lettering too. You have such a lovely flair! Thanks for sharing your technique, too.

Mary said...

such beauty in little things...love these flowers...and love your journal spread in your large journal...especially the hearts page.

Jane Farr said...

Your pointed pen work is great Martha, as is all your lettering! :)

Ophelia said...

I am completely inspired. Your work is so refreshing!!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Your flowers along with your beautiful whimsical lettering make me so happy!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your drop colour flowers Martha and the lettering you have done on the page. your journal page is great too, I am so in awe of the neatness of your lettering and how all the different styles marry together.
Lee:)

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