I started painting flowers on silk scarves a few weeks ago. At first I looked at photos and illustrations before drawing directly onto the silk with resist. But soon I took the clippers out into the garden to gather my floral models. After working from life, there was no going back. It is just so much more exciting to have these graceful models posing in front of me. Their endless variations never cease to amaze and inspire. And staying deeply inspired really is one of the keys to life-long creativity because an inspired artist finds the time where there is no time and overcomes obstacles even when there seems to be no solution. Noting what makes you the most inspired is of primary importance! For me it’s nature.
You will find instructions for meditative seeing /drawing flowers at: the grace of gazing.
To watch a video of drawing roses from life: drawing and painting roses. Other lessons on drawing / painting flowers have been posted – poke through the archives and you will find them.
In a few months WeeklyArtLesson will be posting videos that explain the steps for how to do silk painting. Are you interested in that topic??