The process for this piece was frustrating. I'm not drawn to reds and pinks at all so the concept was lacking at first. My initial sketch was a go-to painting of vines, leaves, and circle flowers creating a nice pattern. But it just wasn't what was needed. So I took my extra paint, as recommended by another #coloricombo artist, and painted roughly overtop the initial concept. I then painted three flowers, but knew it needed more. I enjoyed the collage creation from week 8 so much that I decided to try again. I really love the depth of process this gives my pieces and I really just let my brain flow through my hands without overthinking.
I have had Ukraine on my mind since the start of the invasion. I'm inspired by the strength and pride of her people. The images of sunflowers and babies being born during the crisis has flooded my thoughts. This piece has those feelings brought in. New growth is starting and mirrors current events.
This week I will be entering the March Challenge. You can see the floral-inspired entries on Instagram with the hashtag #coloriflori.
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