Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Painting Play Time

First let me apologise to Verabear......I will post a blinkie tutorial...but I had to post this first!! I have had such enjoyment from an other painting session that I just HAD to show you and share!!

I decided to make some brushes from flower pictures that I took in my garden last year and with that idea...the die was cast, an other after noon was gone. I started, made the brushes..but... the painting the flower was not as easy as it sounded. That is to paint with them and get a flower with any definition that didn't look totally flat.

I made pancake flowers, squishy flowers.....unrecognisable flowers...okay, you get the picture. Then I just when I thought I would call it a day I had a Eureka just clicked...from there on in I just played and tweaked things.

I know they are no Mona Lisa but there mine!!! I feel a real sense of achievement that I seem to have cracked it...well, at least until I want to do some more, lol. My DH even thought they were photo's. Okay, I admit it, he didn't have his glasses on at the time but he was still impressed.

A good thing about digital painting too is that you stay clean. As a child I loved painting and mum preferred me using the crayons as when ever I painted it was me and the paper. Most of the time I got more than the paper!! Me, I think it was really an art form...moving pictures and all that. I used to wonder what my hand would look like...say red. So, I painted it red to see.

One time after I had been to the circus, I thought I would love to see how I would look as the, red nose, white face, black cross over the eyes..the works!! I thought I looked fantastic and I had remembered exactly what the clown looked like. My mum on the other hand was really unreasonable!! She was mad...I never could work out why. Instead of hailing me as SO clever...she got cross and WASHED IT OFF..none to gently either!!

I felt really aggrieved and in fact I remember thinking "What did I do now?". Yes, I had been told not to paint on myself but to me....if it was okay for the clown  then it was good for me. Wrong!!

But I digress!! Here are the flowers I made and I decided to share with you lovely people...if you like them. I do except that I'm biased and that I saw the early ones, lol. So these have got to look good to me after them!!!

They can be used for personal or commercial use, that's fine by me.


You can download the flowers here

So have fun and see you tomorrow with the tutorial.


MyJoyz said...

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if possible add me in your blog roll. i will return my favour!!

Maryse said...

First I love your flowers and second I will send you something that will put a big smile on your face I hope :))
Thank you so much :)

Judy said...

Love the flowers, they look so real.
Can't wait to see what else you paint.

Shinade said...

Wow you are really good at this. I know how difficult it is. I simply didn't have the patience!!

These are beautiful...great job!!:-)

suruha said...

Isn't the creative process rewarding? You should be proud! You did a really good job on them. It is so sweet of you to share them with us.

I made a brush one time. It was a series of different sized rings. When you set it up to use as a brush, spacing, size, etc, it made a really nice retro spiral design. It was nothing like cleaning up a photograph. Sheesh, girl! Great flower brushes!


MyJoyz said...

hi..cheers!!! i have added your blog in my blogroll as a friend..hope u would return the favor

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Brimful Curiosities said...

Very nice. If blogging didn't take up so much time, I'd love to some scrapbooking.

Swapna said...

June.. that was a great post.. superb flowers too.. I used to paint my little sister! Dis the same to her.. red nose, white arches over the eyes.. huge red mouth..she did look funny .. and I cleaned her up too.. our parents have the snaps.. :) aahhh memories...!!

makeyesup said...

These are lovely, thanks for sharing.

Susie2shoes said...

June you are just too hard on yourself. I think you need to stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself how clever you are. I don't know why you dis' yourself so much.

Thank you so much for all your lovely chatty blogs they make me laugh, make me think, some have moved me to tears, but I've enjoyed every single one. You are a very generous person and I'm really thankful for all of your beautiful gifts.

I feel as if I know you so well already, but I would really love to meet up with you for a coffee or tea and have a lovely long natter.

Thank you for these beautiful flowers they are fab.

Big hugs
and thanks for all that you do

cherscrap23 said...

The flowers are beautiful...thanks for sharing!

We have an award for you!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Great flowers June, you should be proud of the wonderful job you did on them! And the story brought a BIG smile to my face as I pictured you as a little girl with paint all over her face, wondering what she had done wrong. LOL Thanks for sharing the flowers and the smile. :)

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning June!!!!!!!!!!!
TY so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can just picture you painting your face & your Mom washing your face!!!!!! LOL
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keryn said...

June, these flowers are gorgeous. You have done an excellent job with your painting. At least these are some flowers which Charlie can't destroy. LoL.

Glynis said...

Wow I love them!! You are so clever June, they are good. Hey and thanks for sharing!

kate said...

looking forward to the tutorial!

Yvette said...

You did a wonderful job on the flowers. I really like the white and the yellow ones. Thank you for sharing them with us.

andria said...

wow top job on the flowers hon i love them and yes they do look real, the colours are awesome you are so clever and i would not have got mad about the painting as son did that uite often and how can you go crook on someone that is loooking at you and say exactly what his dad used to say about always goes faster yep he painted himself red and his lil bike, when I shreiked and said what have you done ...he says dad says red things goes faster so i wanted to fast like took about six or so hours to get it off but how could you go crook..LOL...huge hugz n appreciation andria in oz..

Vera said...

Hmm... surely there was no need to apologize to me? I read your tutorial and it is awesome! I will try it out sometime :)

Phyllis said...

Thank you for these beautiful flowers

etherealfire said...

Gorgeous flowers!!! Thank you for sharing (((HUGS)))

Mary said...

these look good to me
I like digital painting too & I like digital jigsaws better than physical ones -no lost pieces

RoseAddict said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Thank you!

And I'll bet you made a great little clown. Grown-ups are no fun, are they? (I joke that I'm in my second childhood and enjoying it much more than my first one.) And this explains Maryse's cute photo.

Ephémère, Qc. said...

Merci beaucoup, thanks so much for this beautiful flowers.

Scraps Dimensions said...

Thank you very much for your blog and your work...God Bless.