Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cactus Watercolor Botanical Art

Advice from a Cactus:

~Get plenty of sunshine

~Accentuate your strong points

~Be patient through the dry spells

~Conserve your resources

~Don’t desert your friends

~Wait for your time to bloom

~Stay sharp. 

{by - Ilan Shamir}

So here's my painted garden cacti collection. I hope you all like it. :)

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Cacti Collection

prickly pear desert pricklypear succulent cactus watercolor singhrohaart

Bunny Ears - Opuntia Microdasys

(Prickly pear)

Aloe Vera

Saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea

prickly thorns cactus potted garden

Echinocactus Grusonii

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Harry Potter Artwork

This one's for my daughter who's a huge potterhead! Inspired by the latest Bloomsbury book edition of 'Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban'

Harry Potter performing the Patronus charm. 

‎artwork‬ ‪#‎orangeflowers‬ ‪#‎quote‬ ‪#‎handlettering‬ ‪#‎splatter‬ ‪#‎floralart‬  typography  orangeblossoms painting

This another piece is a collectible for all the Harry Potter fans. Orange flowers with a wonderful quote from the world of Harry Potter! <3 <3

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pink Roses In Watercolor

Roses are my favorite. Pink Roses are symbolic representations of love, gratitude and appreciation. They exude such graceful elegance which one can hardly ignore. The pink blooms are truly majestic. I consider them to be the best gifting option for all occasions.

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Original watercolor painting of Pink Roses by artist Seema Hooda

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pretty Pink Daisies

This week my choice of flower is "Daisy". Pretty Pink Daisies - fabulous flowers... I love painting on this subject. Why? 
The reason being its simplicity and innocence that it portrays. Also they are exquisite, visually appealing and always attract my undivided attention. They are my favorite. They are just so pretty!

These delicate flowers seem to be overflowing with happiness. Often, they are regarded as a symbol of purity especially the white ones. The cut Gerbera daisies make stunning bouquets and indoor flower arrangements. I have a deep personal liking for these stylish and sophisticated flowers. I bet their mere presence will brighten any occasion with their brilliant hues.

A simple fact about them which I also didn't know till now that they are named after a German botanist Traugott Gerber.

In this floral watercolor painting, I have painted pink daisies. The stem is generally upright and support the flower. Its center has a brown core. These are perfect summer floral plants, found in a wide variety of shades of white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple. The daisy flowers are phototrophic which means that they always turn towards the source of light like sunflowers and belong to the sunflower family.

Here's the artwork in progress:

Oh! And did I tell you that how much I enjoyed painting these florets, with my favorite music put on and how the brush strokes were just going with the flow. In the end, I was quite pleased with the finished painting...

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

One of my Favorite paintings

One of my Favorite paintings...

Title: "Identical Twins" (Yellow lily flowers)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 6 x 7.5 inches
Artist: Seema Hooda

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My first painting of the New Year 2015

My first painting of the New Year 2015: Daffodil flowers
This is because daffodils symbolize new beginnings / rebirth. These flowers with unmatched beauty often bloom in clusters. They are often used in bouquets or flower arrangements. A bunch of daffodil flowers as a gift ensures wealth and happiness. Gifting a single flower is considered to be a bad omen. Thus, flowers should always be given in a bunch.

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Yellow Daffodils

Their scientific name is Narcissus. Their common names include ~ jonquil and lent lily. They are popularly called 'lent lily' due to their long association with Lent. Let me tell you that, Lent is forty day long period of preparation for Easter sunday. During this period before Easter, many Christians do not eat certain type of food as a mark of respect to remember the suffering of Jesus Christ. 

These beautiful flowers are infact, a sign of end of winter season. They are the March birth month flower. They appear at the onset of spring. They have six petals and there is one flower per stem. Their basic color is yellow but generally white daffodils are also common.  

Many poets including William Wordsworth have composed poems on them. These ornamental flowers are a favourite with gardeners and florists for the simple reason that they have long life and have pretty, attractive blooms. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales and the symbol of many Cancer Charity Organisations. They also have medicinal value. 

Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start.
Have a nice day! :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Design Spotlight: Seema Hooda (Special mention at the Greeting Card Universe website)

Design Spotlight: Seema Hooda

DECEMBER 11, 2014
Our Design Spotlight falls today on Seema Hooda of Singhroha Art, a new artist who joined GCU in October of this year. Let’s all say “hi!” to this talented artist!
Hello fellow artists! My name is Seema Hooda and I’m a watercolor artist from India. For me, painting is synonymous with self-discovery. I was in teaching profession for the last few years. I quit that to pursue my artistic dreams.
Since childhood I have been very passionate about painting. I have worked almost in all media, but watercolor is my favourite medium. I simply love the free flow effect created by the blending of colors, each time producing a unique pattern. I believe I have an obsessive compulsion to paint something new every time. As a matter of fact, it is good because that’s how creativity is retained.
I enjoy making greeting cards. And I feel that sending and receiving cards is an emotional affair as lots of thoughts go into the process of selecting an appropriate card.
You will find that most of my artwork and paintings are mainly florals. Actually, flowers fascinate me! I just can’t resist painting florals as I’m constantly intrigued by their beauty. Flowers are the most wonderful creation of God.
Please visit my blog to see more of my artwork.
 Have fun designing!  :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Garden Inspired Bouquets

This series on #garden bouquets is a little effort to awaken the sense of appreciation for our mother Earth and to value the beauty around us. If you pay attention these magnificent floral creations of nature will certainly awe you by their colorful palette.

#Dianthus #purple #bouquet #bunch #flowers #watercolor #art #painting
"Purple Dianthus Bouquet of Blooming Wishes"
(12" x 16")
This watercolor painting of gorgeous purple bouquet is comprised of the vibrant lacy edged blooms. They are commonly referred to as 'pinks'. Moreover, they are available in lots of shades like pink, white, red, purple etc.

 "Flowers are like human beings... they thrive on a little kindness" 
The above quote by Fred Streeter is undoubtedly, true and holds the ground firmly against all related arguments. Don't you think so? Flowers: has been a favourite subject especially with the poets. And numerous poems have been composed describing their beauty, romantic effect that is created by these blossoms n number of times. A few call them as our 'silent' friends, who teach us human values such as gentleness, endurance and sacrifice. 

#pink #carnation #bouquet #flower #watercolors #painting
"Pink Carnation Bouquet"
(7" x 10")
A fresh bunch of brightly coloured pink carnations is ideal to convey your feelings to someone special. The breathtaking beauty of flowers in a garden is revealed when you take a closer look or hold them closely and make an effort to understand their language.
I strongly believe that flowers are indeed, inspired by life. Although, it depends upon one's own perspective; how he or she may think at a particular moment. They spread happiness, joy and are sources of hope in difficult times like a flower springing from the cliff of despair. 

#roses #pink #buds #leaves #watercolor #garden #painting #blooming
"Handful of Roses"
(8.5" x 12")
And here's another one for the #Garden Inspired Bouquets Collection. This lovely painting of roses has been done on handmade paper. Flowers are the symbol of hope. Blooming flowers do lift one's spirits. Looking at the spring flowers in full bloom is such a cheerful sight!

#yellow #poppy #flowers #shoots #painting #watercolor #blooming #garden
"California Poppies Bouquet"
(12" x 16")
Next in this collection series is the yellow California poppies bouquet painting. These deep yellow flowers create a brilliant display in the open fields. Isn't nature wonderful? You will be surprised by the brilliance and intensity of colorful blooms that the nature offers to us. 

#poppy #flowers #blooms #poppies #painting #gardening #growing #mixed #two colours #watercolour
"Mix Poppy Bouquet"
(9" x 12")
I've decided to include the above mix poppy bouquet painting in the Garden Inspired Bouquets series. It features the lovely poppy flowers in orange and pink colors creating some beautiful hues together. Indeed, flowers do make us understand the value / worthiness of life besides, invoking a feeling of contentment within. It would suffice to say
"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into"
                                                                                            ~ Henry Beecher
 Please feel free to add a link to photographs of flowers growing in your very own garden in the comments section. I would love to add yours too in this collection.
Thanks for reading.
Have fun! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Twin Flower Series Collection

Today, I would like to share paintings from my "Twin Flower Series Collection". These watercolor paintings were painted a few months back. The focus in thses paintings is the positioning of the two flowers.

red hibiscus flowers

1. Title: "Floral Romance"
Size: 7" x 10"
(This is an angular composition of two red Hibiscus flowers)

pink lily flowers

2. Title: "Charming Pink Lilies in Harmony"
Size: 6" x 6"

yellow lily flowers

3. Title: "Identical Twins"

Size: 6" x 7.5" 

(Two yellow lily flowers)

bloom wild flowers floral pink blossom

4. Title: "Blooming Delight"

Size: 7" x 9"

(A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms)

5. Title: "Purple Twins" 
 (Iris flowers)
Size: 20 x 40 cm

Flowers everywhere... 
Enjoy your day! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Purple Poppy Flowers

Off to a wonderful start this November ~ ~
Gud morning folks, and what a lovely morning! Bright sunshine seeping in through the curtains bringing in a new day and rays of hope. I can't wait so long ... to get started. I have to paint something... I always choose a colorful palette before I pick up my brush and then draw a few doodles. Finally, I've made up my mind about what today's painting will be ...probably poppy flowers ... but not the usual red colour

Here's the final piece of art in watercolor ~
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Purple Fantasy

The purple colored poppy flowers are looking good to me and I'm pretty happy with the title also.
Thats all for today ...
Have a nice day!