When It Rains: 3 Yellow Flowers

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions or conflicts.” Sigmund Freud

(Quote found in Carlos Mota‘s book, Flowers Chic & Cheap, p. 231)

When It Rains: 3 Yellow Flowers

When It Rains: 3 Yellow Flowers

Was this painting an excuse to use cadmium yellow and pthalo blue? Maybe…. Sometimes I feel drawn to certain colors and wanna make something out of those great pigments… A lot of my artwork is all about the color– learning the color and finding ways to experiment.

(28.3cm x 38.1cm (11.125″x15″) watercolor, gouache, water soluble pastel on arches coldpress, hand torn edges from Rachel Heu’s When It Rains series, titled “3 Yellow Flowers”)

About Rachel Heu

"Creativity is an act of defiance. You're challenging the status quo. You're questioning accepted truths and principles. You're asking three universal questions that mock conventional wisdom: Why do I have to obey the rules? Why can't I be different? Why can't I do it my way?" --Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 133)
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6 Responses to When It Rains: 3 Yellow Flowers

  1. Betty says:

    love this color palette. it really appeals to me. also like that you did the back side of the flower.

    • Rachel Heu says:

      Betty (Mom)– Thank you! I think that the back side of a flower can be interesting… a person doesn’t usually pay much attention to it ’cause they are looking at the front of the flower…–Rachel

  2. debra mckune says:

    so beautiful, Rachel!

  3. PictureS says:

    Love the composition and, of course, the colours.

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