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Just to Paint It

January 27, 2015

I think I’ve asked you before, but as it’s happened once again – do you ever buy something so that you could paint it? I do…

This time I bought white amaryllis.

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It took three days for the blooms to open up. This gave me time to think or to build up the urge to paint. Everything ended in a real explosion of colour.

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As Henri Matisse once said – “creativity takes courage”. It does, but it also provides so much happiness, so buying something just to paint it can’t be a bad idea!

White Amaryllis (gouache on paper), 2015

White Amaryllis (gouache on paper), 2015

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2015 1:12 am

    Nope, I never do:)

    • Claire permalink
      January 28, 2015 12:47 pm

      Totally do!! I have years of stuff backed up and waiting 😉

      • January 28, 2015 5:58 pm

        I love your collections, Claire! I wondered where you keep finding all the beautiful cups, cuttlery and backrounds 🙂 K.

    • January 28, 2015 5:58 pm

      You must be finding inspiration in something that can’t be bought 🙂 K.

  2. January 31, 2015 8:42 pm

    Yes! I’ve bought things just to draw or paint them. Besides, if you love it enough to want to paint it then it’s a good purchase to begin with. 🙂 Also, nice work! Beautiful painting.

    • February 1, 2015 7:46 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated! I’m also really happy to find out that there are more people out there who practice the “buying just to paint/draw it” lifestyle. So refreshing to hear this! Kristina

  3. February 1, 2015 10:02 pm

    I could just say no, but you’d argue that buying something just to photograph it is the same! 🙂 xox

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