YOU. GUYS… Look at this painting! What does it say to you? Doesn’t it make you excited?! Maybe it’s just me, but this abstract wild flower painting definitely gets me motivated. I am just wild about the colors in this painting. The color scheme turned out beautiful! Looking back, I’m so glad I documented the way I created this wild flower painting because I had so much fun doing it that I got lost in the painting itself while creating it. And let’s admit it… I could get lost in wonderland just staring at it now that it’s all finished. Without further ado, keep reading to see how it all came together…
When I began this painting, I knew I wanted it to be a fun journey. So, I didn’t want to hold myself back and worry about keeping the place clean. That being said, don’t mind the silly basement background and craziness 🙂
I started this wild flower painting like most of my recent paintings; by wetting the canvas with clean water. I just like to saturate it to encourage movement and drips in the paint.
Straight out of the gate I laid down a beautiful coral color across the canvas. I am not sure why I decided to use this as a background for the flowers (typically grass green would be a go-to) but I’m so glad I did! It definitely paid off to take the risk and be BOLD in this wild flower painting. *I mean that’s what Painting Paige is all about right*
As the wild flower painting continued, I couldn’t resist adding some gold leaf into the mix of wild flowers. I tend to like to add gold leaf early on in the painting. The background paint adheres the best to ensure the gold leaf won’t fall off.
Now for more boldness… I was definitely feeling the fun vibes here. I added some rich charcoal blue/gray to the sky. As I began putting the charcoal color on the canvas, a huge amount dripped down the canvas… which wasn’t planned but who says it can’t be a “happy mistake” 😉 I love it when that happens, although it doesn’t happen very often.
For this next part, I played around with different ways to make a “stem” for the wild flowers. I didn’t hesitate to splatter, mark, and scrape to crate “stems.”
To create the wild flowers, I made small abstract flowers throughout the coral section of the painting. Dabbing is my favorite way to create and abstract flower and I continued this throughout the foreground of the painting.
To finish the wild flower painting and make the wild flowers look more polished, I simply took some black paint and added a center to some of the flowers that I thought could use a little “umph.”
That’s the summary of how this wild flower painting came together for me! For more Painting Paige, check out DIY Black and White Flower Painting and DIY Newspaper Art.Thank you so much for following me on this amazing painting journey 🙂