Flower Power in Art!

Flowers. And, More Flowers!  I’m in a “Flower” kind of mood.  ANY  kind of flower will do.

flowers bold bright blue orchids in art, debiriley.com
Orchids ala 1960’s! debiriley.com

 

Photos, mixed media, from the imagination, acrylics, inks, drawings, watercolor, old images or new.

Those things – are irrelevant to me at the moment.

Right now,  its All About the Flower!

 

 

sunlit orange yellow petals against the sun, rose petal photograph debiriley.com
sunlit joyous floral, debiriley.com

 

My focus and purpose isn’t so much providing  “New”  and novel experiences that are exciting just at the moment but….. so easy to forget 10 minutes later.

 

 

Art Garden of  Flower Power

Its more of  an attempt, to try to convey the sheer beauty of form that various flowers can provide us in so many differing media.

More of a collection of florals to soothe and inspire.

 

More of a “Floral Oasis”  to come back to;  return,  to chill and zen.

 

It is a Garden.

 

 

 

And hopefully, the effort can be successful in some measure, for some!

 

 

monochrome black and white photograph magnolia, debiriley.com
Magnolia Monochrome

 

 

Right now,  its all about The Flower!

 

 

By Joyce - watercolour floral, palette knife
By Joyce

Watercolor with Palette knife  creating soft, lush and atmospheric  pink tones of roses and peonies all bunched together. So Lovely.

 

 

 

Cobalt blue rosemary canon macro photo, debiriley.com
Cobalt Blue Rosemary, Canon Macro, debiriley.com

 

 

Ethereal blooms photo debiriley.com canon 600d 100mm f2.8L
“Ethereal”      soft, delicately out of focus. enchanting.   Canon 600d 100mm f2.8

Such an imaginative shot, with the blurred edges…. looking nearly like a dreamscape. And the glorious pinks with the greys! divine!

 

 

 

Watercolour Flower painting with 3 colours debiriley.com
watercolour painting, using winsor lemon permanent rose cobalt blue

 

blue acrylic monochrome debiriley.com
Blue Floral Abstract debiriley.com

 

sunlit glowing poppy petals photo debiriley.com
Sunlit and Glowing Poppy Petals debiriley.com

 

Wonderful things, do come in small packages.

 

This close up of sunlit poppy petal still enchants me.

Even though the photo was taken nearly 10 years ago…. yes, Its OLD.

And loved. And still has things to teach…

 

Red poppies behind the fence lines debiriely.com
Red Poppies behind the Lines debiriley.com

 

 

 

watercolor Bird of paradise, student art, debiriley.com
UWA Bird of Paradise workshop

Students’  art work  that sings with color harmony, tonal nuances and  wonderful design.

 

 

rain on pink roses, photo, flower power art, debiriley.com
Rain on Roses debiriley.com

 

A new,  image.  Intriguing in the depth of field. Soft edges front and back with the center area targeted and in focus.   I liked it.  Refreshing.

 

 

 

Being Inspired

 

Whether its old things or new things,  it is possible to be inspired and learn from them all.

Today’s post  was a great way to review images and see them with fresh eyes.

As well as putting them into a “Collection.”

 

Making a Collection and assembling the items, really does organise your thoughts and cements art basics while you are in the process too.  Its a great idea!

bird of paradise watercolor painting, debiriley.com
bird of paradise watercolor painting, debiriley.com

 

I hope you had a wonderful time traveling through my Flower Power Garden today.

 

It never fails to inspire and amaze me, how the various forms of flowers  create such gorgeous art.

 

lovely pale pink flowers in a vase, photo, debi riley art
Flowers in an Old Jam Jar

 

I hope you were inspired and refreshed as well, Cheers!

 

 

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43 comments

  1. I needed a garden to stroll/scroll through….thank you for this post! beautiful photos and paintings. By the way, I can’t seem to locate DS Winsor Lemon Yellow, anywhere! so frustrating…..so I settled for Aureolin…..I hope and pray it will work better than that atrocious DS lemon yellow.

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    • hi Margaret, thanks for having a wander thru the garden!! aureolin will be ok. DS makes …. Hansa Yellow Light (which is close to Winsor and Newton’s *Winsor Lemon) I can use both quite happily for getting great clean, color mixes.

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  2. What a great post and great collection of art Debi. Thanks for sharing your flower passion. I agree with you totally about how making a collections helps organize your thoughts. When you add writing about it like we do with blogging, it really helps cement those thoughts and the collection together.

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    • thanks!! glad that you like this combination of photos and paintings Annali 🙂 I actually plan to use this post, to return to for myself – to come back to and wander thru. 🙂

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  3. A very beautiful post, dear Debi. Even though I’m a bit handicapped with an inflamed eye, I can see that there are a lot of wonderful flower photos and lovely paintings. Cheers Mitza

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      • You wouldn’t believe how I looked! I looked like some sort of undead zombie. One eyebrow was about 4 cm higher than the other, the lid completely swollen. I had to lift it up in order to read my newspaper. I cannot use any make-up now and I really need make-up to feel a little human. But slowly, slowly I returned from the undead to the half zombies…

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      • this is odd…. so many, comments are now in the spam and trash folder. without my having done so. I don’t understand. anyway, hope your eye is better now. and if there is more I haven’t replied to, this is why! sorry. hope WP sorts it out. Debi

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      • I was really wondering why you didn’t write any more comments or look into my blog. My eye is better now, I returned to a human shape. Sun is shining and I’m leaving for Greece soon. Mitza

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      • Greece!!! oohh!! sounds delightful! wishing I was going too LOL anyway, I don’t know HOW Many others, got deleted/spam/trashed or whatever. but I think quite alot. no idea why. can’t cry over spilled milk I guess. next time, just email me! LOL glad your eye is Better!! cheers, hugs, Debi

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      • Now that my eye is better it starts with the teeth. I hate to go to the dentist and I guess there are a lot of ugly things to be done. Having a lot of troubles with my neighbours (probably scratched our car and hung-up insulting things at their door outside) it’s too much right now, can’t sleep etc. Looking forward to my holidays and seeing something else, hugs Mitza

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      • Neighbors! geesh… where is Omar when you want him anyway?! it does sound like a lovely, calm, refreshing Holiday will be just Perfect Mitza. hoping it is soon 🙂 hugs to you too, Debi

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      • Instead of Omar I needed a Russian mafia boss, hehe. I will spend all September in Greece, lovely weather, nice people, beautiful landscapes, warm sea, fantastic food, what else do I need? Hugs Mitza

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  4. Just got your reply. thank you Debi..Today, Blue abstract on your page is SO Soothing, but severe, and real, scorchers..Sounds like, a new Planet??.. So, quietly, breathing, and took a Photo of the twighlight pale blue sky. My ARt for the ..Day!!..joanne wighton

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