Friday, May 31, 2013


This week I offer you two patterns of flower arrangements for use in making a project of your own.  Also, here is another box I’ve painted with flowers on it as another example of how these flower patterns may be used. These patterns use many of the flowers we have learned to draw, and a few we haven't learned. 

Pattern No.  1
Pattern No.  2

You may even just like to copy and paste these patterns to print and color like the coloring book page.  However you want to use these patterns, ENJOY!

Magnolia flowers painted on a wooden box

Friday, May 24, 2013


This is the last flower for May, but it’s a pretty one. Remember, you don’t have to draw perfectly, just be neat—and don’t quit too soon on your flower rendering—and your artwork will be lovely.

Friday, May 17, 2013


You’ve heard the sentence: A penny for your thoughts. Well, now you can offer a penny for a pansy—even a drawn one. (Read my May first weeks introduction if you don’t know why.)

Friday, May 10, 2013


Tulips are so easy and can be so beautiful in a picture. Be sure to vary your tulips—don’t make them all alike. Droop some petals open more, or lean them together tighter, or make one petal hang out farther, or vary the number of petals seen.

Friday, May 3, 2013

May 2013

A wooden box with flowers painted in acrylics 


        I’m giving you four more flowers this month, all of which were also used in last month’s coloring page.
        I use flowers in my artwork frequently—realistically, or un. They can be oversized or undersized. They can be used to frame a picture, create a mood, add color, or even carry a message.
        During the Victorian era, and even earlier, flowers came to have symbolic meanings. For instance, the hibiscus carried the message, “delicate beauty.” A red rose meant love; a yellow rose meant a decrease of love, or infidelity. Red tulips were a declaration of love, and yellow tulips meant “beautiful eyes.”
        If you got a bouquet of pansies, you could be much in the givers thoughts, for pansies meant “thoughts.”       
        Different colors of flowers may also carry different meanings. Look up flower meanings on the internet and see what kind of a message you can send through the colors and flowers you choose in your art.

Coloring Book Page

 I hope you get a copy of this and have fun coloring it.

Mother Nature sending Spring out to paint the world.


The first week’s flower is called Rosebud Rush. It’s one of my favorite patterns to use because it’s so pretty and versatile. It can be worked into any shaped space.