50:fifty project, art, inspired to create, seasonal

Nell’s Flowers number 50 of my 50:fifty project

Drumroll please … number 50 of my 50:fifty project is a bouquet of flowers for me! I decided that I would end my 50 paintings with the kind of artwork that I’ve grown to love best – painting flowers and this time I’ve made them just for me. I create most of my art right in my imagination with a reference image sometimes to help me sort out my subject. I’m inspired by everything and…

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50:fifty project, art, inspired to create, seasonal

Red Flowers in Blue Vase: abstract floral art

My paintbrush pretty much did this all on her own. Swirls of orange, pink and red paint created the abstract flowers and magenta, teals, blue and purple pulled together to create a beautifully weathered blue vase. All my paintings begin with a myriad of colors splashed across the canvas and then I begin to rein them all in letting a few of the colors peek out in the shadows of the piece.

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50:fifty project, art, inspired to create, styling

My Exciting News … Read all about it!

I use an old beat up vintage tool box to cart around my art tools, pencils and brushes and the rest of my home is a collection of vintage, antique and new finds. I mix it all in with no regard to pedigree – it just has to make my heart sing and our home feel welcoming. This is what Matthew is genius at – creating thoughtful, textured and beautiful spaces with well worn pieces upcycled to give a home a dash of magic. I hope you will check out the debut issue of Matthew’s new magazine, Upcycled Style – I promise you will be inspired.

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41 of 50 (the 50:fifty project)

I call this art piece “It Takes a Village” because it was a collaboration with people that love Liam. Each birthday I try to create something meaningful that he will take into his future. He is a passionate surfer and I thought surfboard art would be the way to go. I could see it decorating his room now and then his own apartment in the future…

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50:fifty project, art, inspired to create

40 of 50 (the 50:fifty project)

The pressure is on to push myself on these last ten pieces but for the moment, can I just say that I love this one? I think I am just crushing on the direction my florals have taken these past few weeks. It has a little something to do with the “painting every day” exercise – things just flow better and become more refined the more you work and flex your creative muscles. I’ve had days where I have had a million ideas and …

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