How to paint a flower by Miabo Enyadike

How to paint a Chrysanthemum flower

Old newspaper, laying around the house or piled up in the house is sometimes distressing, specially if it is turning into a nightmare.

I know once a week the paper recycling truck arrives to collect paper, but my natural hoarding instincts, refuses to let go!.

 In my mind I'm thinking, I can use this pile for something I mean something, really.... really good and I ask myself  WHAT and WHEN?.

Well that time finally came, I thought about creating a series of mixed media paintings,with newspaper using acrylic paint.

Blue flower Art

I chose a blue flower as my subject, I may not be a keen gardener, I just love flowers and how they bloom and color our lives.

 Besides that, my garden and that of my neighbors are filled with flowers, all popping different colors.

I love the blue because it looks out of place, amongst red, white, yellow and the greens.

I created this Art by drawing the shapes of the petals on old newspaper, cutting out the drawing and gluing it to a wood board.

 I proceeded to paint the flower with blue acrylic and the background wine red to give the painting some depth so the flower pops. I sealed  my art with acrylic varnish 

                                                CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWER 

Now,when I see the paper recycling truck passing by my house, I smile and wave wondering what would have happened, if I had let my old newspapers go hmm......... 

Enjoy my mixed media painting,my expression of a blue summer flower

            MIABO ENYADIKE