Spring flowers were in full bloom again as I introduced a new group of women at Halton Women’s Place to the Splatter Flower technique. I have always found that spritzing, spraying and flinging colours in a painting is so incredibly satisfying and these women all whole heartedly agreed!
The demo was adapted from Angela Anderson who originally based her demo on the painting techniques of British artist Yvonne Coomber. This gave us an opportunity to talk about how artwork can start through the inspiration of others and how by adding our own perspective, favourite colours and techniques we make it our own.
The women were given the basic guidelines of how I created the demo painting by first blending colours for the background, then using a toothbrush to splatter in the paint to create a field of flowers and then finally using a Q-Tip to create more little flowers. The women were told that it was their own personal Magic Garden and that it didn’t have to be based on reality or realistic colours and they could include anything else they liked.
I love seeing how the women choose to make it their own with their choice of colour combinations and their own individual details such as whimsical clouds and birds. Some wonderful happy paintings full of flowers were created!
Here are some samples of their work: