Thursday, August 29, 2013

Painted Hungarian Folk Art Flowers

By now you know that I am obsessed with Hungarian Folk Art.  Traditionally in Hungary this type of art is painted.  It is also embroidered onto cloth.  I use markers when I draw them.  I've tried watercolors but I don't get the bold, saturated colors I want.  I've tried acrylics but I had trouble getting the paint to behave.  Finally today I had an epiphany, not sure why it took me to long to figure this out...I painted with very watered down acrylics and I think it's a great first effort but there is definitely room for improvement....

 

 
There are 30 minutes between the time my daughter's school day ends and my son gets out. I spent that time drawing.

 
 
Ready for paint.




Painting in the flowers. I went over the pen lines one more time after the paint dried.

 
Detail of my wedding shawl which I pulled out for inspiration


Detail of my mom's tablecloth. Just a picture on my iPhone. I tried to "borrow" this but she wouldn't let me take it because most of the things I "borrow" never make it back to my mom's house. :)
 

Another picture of my mom's tablecloth.


Another little peak at my jewelry.
Hoping to have my etsy shop up and running soon!!





 I'm sharing this as DPP#14 Saturated.

And:
Paint Party Friday 

27 comments:

  1. aw, i wish I could see these pictures! maybe something is up with my computer. I only see a little blue box with a question mark. excited to see your etsy shop too!!

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    1. Oh no! I don't know what is happening...I can see my own pictures. :(

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  2. Very nice work. Love your flowers and jewelry. Have fun and good luck with your Etsy shop.:)
    gloria

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  3. I'm in love with your inspiration pieces! I can see why you were so inspired. Lovely work!
    M..x

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  4. YOur flowers are lovely bright and exciting! The textile pieces are amazing too especially the wedding shawl. Lovely jewelry too. HPPF.

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  5. Nice work all around. The watered down acrylics worked beautifully. xox

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  6. Really nice work, I loved seeing all the pieces.

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  7. Beautiful work, love your jewelry! <3

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  8. Love your folk art flowers. The acrylic paint gives them a really bold look. Beautiful colors!

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  9. wow are these beautiful...in every form. and so authentic. a tribute for sure! HPPF

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  10. That was funny, how your mom knows you hahaha
    Beautiful flowers! ♥

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  11. Oh wow! This is just GORGEOUS! I love all your reference pics and your jewelry too!
    Happy PPF!
    Heather Santos
    Sparrows Journey Blog

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful as are all of the pieces your shared. Good luck with your Etsy shop.

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  13. Verybeautiful folk art glad acrylic worked out for you, beautiful jewellery too.

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  14. What a lovely inspiration! So cheerful and pretty, and the cloth is beautiful. Happy PPF!

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  15. Your Hungarian folk art flowers are gorgeous. Your mother's tablecloth is stunning too, so I can see why she didn't want to let you "borrow" it. Blessings!

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  16. Gorgeous colorful flowers. I love your jewelry too

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  17. Love the stylized flowers and the strong colours. If you can't get bold colours with your watercolours, you might want to try ink.

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  18. Lovely flowers, the German 'Bauernkunst' , folklore art is very similar. Valerie

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  19. Wonderful shapes and color in your painting. And wow, all those fabrics are so cool and pretty!

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  20. your painted flowers are lovely and charming!

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  21. Hungarian art is always so bright and beautiful. Your painting is that and more!

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  22. Such lovely bright flowers!

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  23. Love the Hungarian flowers and the new jewelry!

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  24. I love the flowers, they are so lovely + bright! I can't wait to see your jewellery - it looks so amazing! x

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  25. It is gorgeous! No wonder you are in love with Hungarian art :)

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  26. Very sweet! It reminds me of some art I've picked up in Mexico, I think I must also like Hungarian art!

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