Monday, March 7, 2016

Why I Paint Flowers

Floral Spring Watercolor Painting by Elise Engh: growcreative

If you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you'd know that I paint lots of flowers.  Lots and lots of flowers! But why?

More elite members of the art world might tell you that this is kitsch art.  The cheesy stuff.  It's shallow and has no intellectual value.  I really don't care what they say.  Happiness has value and painting flowers makes me happy.  Don't we need more happiness in this world anyway? Why does an artwork have to be complicated to mean something? 

 It doesn't!  It can be as simple as expressing joy or beauty.  Something that makes you stop and appreciate the pretty happy things in life.  That's what my art is about.

Floral Spring Watercolor Painting by Elise Engh: growcreative
Watercolor Flowers by Elise Engh: growcreative


Last week I finished this large painting for my living room and I even posed with it to show you the joy I got from creating it!
Watercolor Flowers by Elise Engh: growcreative

7 comments :

  1. I don't think there's anything cheesy or shallow or un-intellectual (pretty sure that's not a word) about your art. It's beautiful. Plus, as you said, it makes you happy and that's what matters.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you see it the same way!

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  2. I agree your art is lovely & that's what art is all about having fun & loving what you do !!

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    1. Thanks Lyn! I do love what I do, so I guess I'm on the right track.

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  3. You stated this very well. Art for the sake of being creative is also probably the most appealing art too. You don't always have to make a statement of the current state of affairs in the world to make great art.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! You are so right!

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  4. I love the color combination!

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