In February, I participated in the Instagram event, February Flowers, which prompted me to paint a different floral every day. Because I had not truly painted with acrylic before, this event was especially meaningful for me. For the past several years, I had only painted in watercolor, and most of that painting was as illustrations. February of 2021 was the first time in at least 20 years that I had allowed myself to simply paint, boldly and freely, and I had to learn to paint all over again. But within a week or two, I was comfortable. In this post, I want to highlight some of my favorite floral paintings from February Flowers 2021. As you scroll through the images, you will see that my style in acrylic painting is consistent.
- I initially trained as an abstract expressionist, and I still work quickly and with large swashes of paint.
- My work is emotional and expressive of more than a mere decorative accent.
- When possible, I like to convey a message through my work, and my titles are often clues to those meanings,
- I studied color for years, and my paintings reflect my tendency toward the use of bright, clean colors.
Lilies – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting [Sold] Created January 22, 2021
To prepare for February Flowers, I actually began painting flowers in acrylic in January.
Ranunculus and Roses – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting [Sold] Created February 3, 2021
Cup of Joy – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting [Sold] Created February 4, 2021
Pansy Power – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting Created February 5, 2021
Morning Has Broken – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting Created February 6, 2021
A Pint of Painted Daisies – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting Created February 11, 2021
Clematis on a Trellis – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting Created February 13, 2021