Floral Assortment – Flower Series No. 30!

Hey, guess what?! I made it to day 30! It’s so awesome. I thought I’d get bored of painting flowers for 30 days, but my motivation only waned a couple times. I’ve definitely learned a lot in this challenge. Probably the biggest take-away is that I  can do things when I set my mind to it. I finished a 30 day challenge, guys! (Okay, should I quit mentioning it? I’m just surprised, honestly.)

For the final piece, I wanted to combine most (if not all) the types of flowers into one single painting, which I did. I opted to use gouache, since of late I’ve been quite in love with it. Really. (Thanks Anna Bond for giving the inspiration!)

What was your favorite post? Or what flower in today’s post is your favorite? Comment below!

Now my busy social life (hah!) demands I go interact with people, so I’m signing off!

A great weekend to y’all! Thanks for visiting my blog! (I really should thank you more often. Really.)

Orange Blossom – Flower Series No. 28

Right around the time I discovered citrus fruits grow on trees (and why wouldn’t they?!), I thought it would be pretty cool to have a tree like that in your backyard. Sadly, the PNW just isn’t the right environment for citrus fruits to grow in. Down south, however, they grow much more heartily! Maybe I should move? (Just kidding!)

This illustration was done in gouache, which I am more and more coming to appreciate. What’s better than a paint that works like watercolor and acrylic?! It’s the best of both worlds.

Also, IT’S DAY 28 OF THIS CHALLENGE!!!

Lavender – Flower Series No. 26

Yes, lavender is considered an herb, but it is also a flowering plant, therefore it fits with my Flower Series. I love that I can make up the rules for this challenge and nobody can say otherwise (hah!).

But seriously.

Lavender is probably one of the most calming scents out there. My friend bought this shea butter from Alaska and the smell is so soothing. It’s something I need on my desk at work!

Wisteria – Flower Series No. 25

This post is a bit late, but it still fits the one-post-per-day criteria!

Wisteria reminds me of weeping willow trees. I’d love to visit a garden with wisteria vines hanging down from an archway. It seems so magical and sort of mysterious.

Hibiscus – Flower Series No. 22

Ahhh. Hawaii. It sounds so lovely right now. I’ve never had such a great desire to go to a tropical place, but now it’s definitely sounding very appealing! Clear blue oceans, sandy beaches, and tropical plants, anyone?!