Daily Prompt: Stumpy Blossoms

I’m here to share a design secret of a semi-professional artist!

The following is what I did to a watercolor/acrylic piece I made quite by accident a few years ago.

I created it when I was “doodling” absent-mindedly while interrupted with a phone call from my actual art work and I grabbed a silk flower blossom that had come loose days before, stuck it in some pink acrylic paint that had been thinned with acrylic gloss medium.  I began randomly stamping a small piece of water color paper.  Looking over what I had done later, I got the idea to turn them into a field of flowers by turning the picture upside down and holding a good size wash brush soaked with various colors of metallic water color paint and letting it run down naturally, missing the dried pink flowers due to the protection of the acrylic glaze in the paint.  It created stumpy looking leaves and stems in this field of true “wild” flowers.

I then scanned it so I could play with it some more.  Please see further details on each picture.  I became bored of studying fine arts many years ago thanks to digital photography and computer software.  I’m not going to say that it made me lazy but it’s sometimes nice just to scan or take pictures of your art and further enhance it for print work for various effects.  Hope this inspires you!  God bless!

The original scanned watercolor.

The original scanned watercolor.

Placed a "watercolor" effect with Microsoft Photodraw which enhanced everything.

Placed a “watercolor” effect with Microsoft Photodraw which enhanced everything.

Increased the color saturation to +50 really making the colors "pop" I think the kids call it.

Increased the color saturation to +50 really making the colors “pop” I think the kids call it.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mywords2228
    Sep 11, 2016 @ 16:15:32

    This looks great, I like the original piece for it’s so soft and then I see you brought the flowers out more and the lines it still looks nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  2. Forestwoodfolkart
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 17:45:18

    Great effect!! It turned out so well.

    Reply

  3. The Showers of Blessing
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 17:06:39

    I’m taking watercolor class. I really appreciate you sharing these images!

    Reply

  4. Po' Girl Shines
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 19:14:48

    🙂

    Reply

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