Art Journal — Flowers

What’s better to draw on a rainy day than flowers.  And since Art-Journal-Journey has a new challenge for July F*l*o*W*e*R P*o*w*e*r, I thought I would give it a try.  One revelation in making this page was the messier I got, the better the page looked.  Loose scribble and loose brush strokes provided me with much more dimension.  The letting go attitude made a much prettier page for me than if I had painstakingly tried to draw each flower.  I am not a realistic painter, never have been and really don’t want to be.  This blousy style suits me so well and is a get lost in the process technique for me.  But it was so soothing to just play on this page.  I am linking up to AJJ, take a visit, there is some fantastic work on this challenge blog from all over the blogging globe.  Enjoy.


below is a little slide show of the process.  Overall stamped page made the flower cutouts, green page was the background in my art journal already there, the rest you can see.  Love the moonlight gellis and their rich colors….

27 Responses to “Art Journal — Flowers”

  1. Karla B July 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    This is magical!

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth July 5, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    I think I’m in LOVE. These flowers are the perfect thing to make a rainy day turn to sunshine. Hope your 4th didn’t keep you indoors the entire time, but I also hope your weather wasn’t too severe, like in No Carolina and the outer banks.

  3. shilpa July 5, 2014 at 2:18 am #

    I am absolutely in love with your flower page, Corrine. Colors are awesome and page is so beautiful…. 3D flowers look real 🙂 TFS process

  4. Valerie-Jael July 5, 2014 at 3:17 am #

    WOW! I am in love! Hugs, Valerie

  5. sheila 77 July 5, 2014 at 5:12 am #

    Happy flowers, they look like 3D flowers, very clever the way you have made them stand out.

  6. sirkkis July 5, 2014 at 5:18 am #

    Your flowers are really powerful!

  7. froebelsternchen July 5, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    Oh wow.. they are YUMMIE! Love them growing out of the page … I can understand you .. sometimes I feel the same..the more mess ..the more fun, the more fab!

    not always but often! lol!


    fab idea with the little dia show too …. like this!

  8. Katrina Calice July 5, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    These are a favourite Corrine, absolutely gorgeous, they are delicate and full of life, I love every part of this!

  9. smartcat July 5, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Flowers on a rainy day are perfect! Your painting is the essence of flowers!

  10. denthe July 5, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    The joy jumps off the page in this one! Love the vibrant colours, and how you did the flowers, and all the loose scribbles. It is visible that you enjoyed yourself!

  11. jan2bratt July 5, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    It is lovely and loose and so summery, I love it and love that you were able to make time to create it.

  12. Judy Shea July 5, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    I’m such a flower child. I think this is one of my favorites of yours.

  13. Dorthe July 5, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Such a beautiful bouquet of flowers dear Corrine,- it is fantastic, and also looks 3-D like .
    The colours makes them live,and , like softly moving in the wind! A gorgeous page!!

  14. Jackie P Neal July 5, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Corrine, this is amazing! I love how you turned the rainy day into such powerful sunshine! I also love this part of of your post,”The letting go attitude made a much prettier page for me than if I had painstakingly tried to draw each flower. I am not a realistic painter, never have been and really don’t want to be. This blousy style suits me so well and is a get lost in the process technique for me” My thoughts exactly when I paint, create,ect! so glad you had time to play and share- xoxo

  15. Deepa Gopal Sunil July 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    3D flowers look gorgeous! Loved the page 🙂
    Thanks for your visit and wonderful comment!

  16. Lorik July 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Corrine, I could look at that image all day! Love it! Vibrant, expressive…beautiful:)

  17. Kay Wallace July 5, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I wish I had had some artsy supplies with me at the campground to get me through all that rain, but, in lieu of that, today, I have your flowers! I love this unexpected “still life” from you, Corrine. And, the crowd chanted, “More! More! More!

  18. Julie Mackinder July 6, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    Wonderful printed page for the flowers! Fabulous!

  19. sharon July 6, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Thios is an absolutely gorgeous piece! It just flows beautifuly, and it is because of the the messiness, so never change that! I love it!

  20. Karen Isaacson July 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I love the dimension of this piece. I rather enjoyed our rainy 4th – I had zero guilt about staying inside all day and doing things I love. (and boy did my flowers need the rain!)

  21. Nancy Lee July 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I love your “all over,blousy” style!

  22. Linda K July 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    this flower power page is utterly fabulous Corrine! PS- I believe messy art is a good thing:)

  23. Terrie Purkey July 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Another great page…..I’m not much of a realistic painter either but I can usually make something that people will recognize as a flower….not a specific flower, mind you, but at least a flower! 🙂 These look dimensional, like you cut out the pieces and kind of folded them to get them to stand away from the page – whatever you did, it looks COOL!

  24. karin July 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    wow I love your flower pages!

  25. LonettA July 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colours! Also I love the way you created these lovely flowers!

  26. Susan Carol July 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Really stunning. Wonderful flowers and I love the backround.

  27. marjiekemper July 22, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    What a burst of happy on my screen! Love your gorgeous flowers.

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