Highlights from February Flowers 2021: Jacki Kellum Florals – Defining My Style

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.

  1. I initially trained as an abstract expressionist, and I still work quickly and with large swashes of paint.
  2. My work is emotional and expressive of more than a mere decorative accent.
  3. When possible, I like to convey a message through my work, and my titles are often clues to those meanings,
  4. 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

Two Tulips and a Rose- Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 12, 2021

Clematis on a Trellis – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 13, 2021

Daffodils at Night – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 13, 2021

May be art of flower

Crocus and Lenten Roses Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 19, 2021

May be art of rose

Everything’s Rosey – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 20, 2021

May be art of flower

Apple Blossom Time – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 21, 2021

May be art of flower, body of water and nature

Pink Water Lily – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 20, 2021

May be art of flower and nature

Water Lilies – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting  Created February 25, 2021