A Light Touch


Some floral arrangements are bold and dramatic looking, like the one my husband gave me for our anniversary. Others are softer looking, lighter in their values of color. This one was given to me by a dear friend and her family from Harrisonburg, VA. I wanted to capture that light and airy feel of the flowers so I chose a lighter touch when putting in color.



The wonderful thing about being an artist is that you get to decide how you depict your subject. Some artists prefer to paint exactly what they see and stick to the original subject as closely as they can. Others like to merely use the subject as a jumping off point for bolder, richer color, or even abstraction. I often like to do both!  So I created another, very different version of this bouquet I’ll share with you tomorrow. It’s a bit of a process post, so be sure to come back and visit here tomorrow! Can’t wait to show you how it turned out! I think I’m on to something!

For today, may this floral painting lift your spirits and bring a spot of beauty to your life. It has been added to my Etsy Shop, in case you’d like it in your home. 🙂

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  1. Wendy says:

    That is just beautiful, Jennifer! Thank you for sharing it with us, and I hope you have a quick recovery. 🙂

    • jenpedwards says:

      Yevgenia, it is so good to see you here! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. From what I can tell on Facebook, your recent move and a new baby hasn’t stopped you one bit. It seems like your art is flourishing! I am so glad for you!

    • jenpedwards says:

      Thank you Beth! I am doing well all in all. This is a surgery that takes a while to heal up from. It just takes time and I find that painting and knitting are helping! Along with all the lovely thoughts and prayers from friends. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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