You have probably heard me say quite often that I am more of a drawer than a painter. And it's true. I get nervous when I have to think about mixing colors, because in the end it doesn't always look how I had it pictured in my mind. But I have been meaning to get rid of that feeling of not being able to paint like I see others do it so well on the web. As I have been thinking more and more about how I could get to paint, I realized that the answer had been there all along. Practice. You see, I am a self-taught "artist". Nobody taught me how to draw, I just learned by practicing since I was 7 years old. And today I am happy to say that I can draw pretty much anything that I set my mind to draw. If I was able to get to this level, then there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to do the same with painting, right?

I needed a place to start. The best thing would be to start small, by working on something that wouldn't take me days to accomplish and yet would enable me to experiment with the colors. And that is when I thought about the flowers. There are so many of them, of all shapes and colors, that it would really make for a good practice. This is why starting from today, I will be sharing with you a flower a day. I don't have a set end date for this project. In fact, I plan on painting until I have gone through (almost) all the flowers known to man. I hope that with this project, I will feel confident enough to tackle new projects in the area of painting.

That said, I think it will also be a good opportunity to discover new flowers, their meaning and some useful facts. And to mark the beginning of this journey, I invite you to (re)discover the beautiful Delphinium...


Derived from the Greek word “delphis,” meaning dolphin, delphinium are also commonly known as larkspur. Other names include Lark’s Heel, Lark’s Claw and Knight’s Spur. Used by Native Americans and European settlers to make blue dye, it’s believed that the most ancient use of delphinium flowers was for driving away scorpions.

The July birth flower, these lush, dolphin-shaped flowers symbolize an open heart and ardent attachment and convey a feeling of lightness and levity.

The delphinium painting was inspired by Mark Egger's photography.
Meaning of the flower, courtesy Teleflora.


  1. WOOOOWWW!!!! This new blog design is SO GORGEOUS. I love it. The picture that you painted is gorgeous too. This sounds like such an interesting project, I love drawing flowers. I'd love to do it more too! x

  2. Thank you, Jasmine :) I am very pleased by my new design too! As for the project, maybe you should start too? I'd like to see your work too!

  3. May just do that! Think I will draw rather than paint though. Jack studies illustration so is amazing at drawing, I want to make mine better! x

  4. You can do that too ;) You'll just have to work harder to get the shades right if you are working B&W and if you use color pencils, well then blending options. But I'm sure Jack will be of a good help to you!


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