Fearless Friday, Blue Flowers

Sometimes I see a painting that instantly fall in love with

and the first thing I want to do is paint it myself

We’ve talked before about copying other artist’s work

and it’s important to remember that it is totally acceptable

as long as you credit the artist

and don’t try to pass it off as your own

Below is the inspiration painting

The colors and highlights are what really caught my eye,

and of course flowers are my very favorite subject

It is also painted in a style that is very similar to my own

I started with a canvas that I underpainted with black gesso

and painted the outline of the pitcher

and placed a few of the white flowers

I filled in the pitcher and added more white flowers

plus some blue

Then I laid in the background

so as I painted the flowers they would be in the foreground

Next, blue was painted on the rim and edges of the pitcher

with shades of blue and turquoise

Green stems and leaves

More blue flowers

And more blue petals and flowers

I added the pattern on the pitcher

and a few highlights

A few more touches and it was done

This is my favorite way to paint,

fast and loose with a semi- abstract style…

the entire painting took under 2 hours

{I did step away several times to let the paint dry

and view it with fresh eyes}

“Blue Flowers” 16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas

Unfortunately I am unable to source the artist who painted this,

I saw it on the internet and took a screen shot

I wish, wish I knew the artist’s name,

I would love to see more of his/her work and thank them properly

If you see a painting you love,

try copying it or use it as inspiration to create your own original,

it’s a wonderful way to learn and practice…

Be Fearless!

I will not be putting “Blue Flowers” in my Society 6 Shop

since it is not my original composition,

but I have added other recently posted Fearless Friday paintings

that are now for sale as prints

or on a variety of different items

Mother’s Day sale going on now until May 1

Everything is 25% off, shop here

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/

Comments
33 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Blue Flowers”
  1. Mary says:

    Beautiful Jenna! I love how it pops with the black background. Happy Friday and sales to you! ♥

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! Your painting is gorgeous. You know I love blue and white. You have some really pretty things in your store. You are so talented! Wishing you a happy Friday and wonderful weekend!

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    Lovely Jena. For some reason it brings to mind the cover of the Dutch House. I think it is the style and the shades of blue.

  4. Nancy Sharp says:

    I love the process and progress of this painting. It’s magical the way the petals start falling into the pitcher until they make a beautiful bouquet.

  5. I love this, Jenna. My favorite color combo and it’s so filled with the beauty of spring! Also love how you pop here and there (versus one area, then another). It’s so free!

    • Thanks Jeanie, I have found that if you work the whole painting as you go rather than individual areas separately, the result is much more cohesive. Yes, it’s hard to beat blue white and yellow, such an eye pleasing combo!

  6. I really like the bold jots of bright yellow within the blue flowers. Very soothing!

  7. So cheerful! I love to see it all come together.

  8. Julie says:

    Wow! Jenna you made such a beautiful flower painting. Thank you for sharing how to paint it. Have a happy weekend Jenna.

  9. Julie says:

    I love this pretty flower painting you made Jenna. Thank you for sharing how to paint it.

  10. Jenna, I just love this painting! It just pops!! I can’t believe you did this in 2 hours. You are a talent!

    Happy Friday!

  11. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Jenna, I love your painting. The colors are so pleasing. I agree whoever the artist of the painting that you copied does have a similar style as yours.
    I admire your talent.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  12. lghiggins says:

    So lovely, Jenna!

  13. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I really love this!

  14. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love the dark background with the blue, the flowers really pop. Another beautiful painting Jenna….

  15. pattyanneart says:

    Oh this is gorgeous, Jenna! Love the colors and your style. It’s so much to see your steps as it comes to life on the canvas. Happy weekend! 💕

  16. Kim says:

    Beautiful painting Jenna and I loved that you shared all the steps leading up to it! I found it fascinating to be honest – how do you just know where to place the flower petals without the stems drawn? Its wonderful to see art in the making and you have such talent! Have a great rest of the week!

    • Thanks much Kim, with this style of loose painting anything goes and with acrylic it’s easy to paint over and redo if you don’t like a particular part…I do appreciate your kind words!

  17. Beverly says:

    Jenna,
    I love this painting. You make it look so easy. Yikes!! Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/05/thursday-favorite-things-party_01147746398.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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