Why I Paint Flowers

Floral Spring Watercolor Painting by Elise Engh: growcreative

If you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you'd know that I paint lots of flowers.  Lots and lots of flowers! But why?

More elite members of the art world might tell you that this is kitsch art.  The cheesy stuff.  It's shallow and has no intellectual value.  I really don't care what they say.  Happiness has value and painting flowers makes me happy.  Don't we need more happiness in this world anyway? Why does an artwork have to be complicated to mean something? 

 It doesn't!  It can be as simple as expressing joy or beauty.  Something that makes you stop and appreciate the pretty happy things in life.  That's what my art is about.

Floral Spring Watercolor Painting by Elise Engh: growcreative
Watercolor Flowers by Elise Engh: growcreative

Last week I finished this large painting for my living room and I even posed with it to show you the joy I got from creating it!


  1. I don't think there's anything cheesy or shallow or un-intellectual (pretty sure that's not a word) about your art. It's beautiful. Plus, as you said, it makes you happy and that's what matters.

  2. I agree your art is lovely & that's what art is all about having fun & loving what you do !!

    1. Thanks Lyn! I do love what I do, so I guess I'm on the right track.

  3. I love the color combination!

  4. Your art is gorgeous and I love your eloquent wording of why you enjoy painting flowers! The beautiful colors you choose remind me of Matisse!


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