My mom loves floral paintings. The painting with the pottery was an older painting I did. She had it on a wall in her livingroom when the walls were painted a deep rusty red. Her furniture and accessories were all earthtones so it fit nicely. When my mom decided to remodel, she painted the walls a bright celery green. The painting didn’t really fit so I painted her some flowers that had a green toned background and lots of leaves. I’m not wild about the yellow flower painting, but she enjoys it. I guess that’s all that matters. Both paintings are acrylic.
Yellow Flowers in vase
I know everyone has different inspiration when they paint. I find inspiration in lots of things, but every now and then I find it in magazines. I found a beautiful photo in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine of some flowering branches in a green pottery pitcher with a blue background. The colors were gorgeous, and I loved the photo. I ripped it out and threw it on my inspiration pile (which is getting a little out of hand but that’s a mess for another day). I never intended to do the painting just like the photo, but it was too awesome to change. I removed a couple things in the photo, made the flowers a bit larger, and added an antique glaze on top. Overall, I liked the painting. It wasn’t quite the photo, but I loved the antique feel of it.