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Bridgette's Blog - Lemon Drop Scarf

The Paint & Petals Lemon Drop Scarf is my personal favorite of the three new styles. I created this design by taking hand painted elements from my painting titled Color Pop. Behind the floral design there is a color gradient that fades from light pink to a flattering pale yellow. I love wearing scarves in creative ways...tied on a bag, placed in a ponytail or worn as a shawl. I styled the Lemon Drop Scarf with a bright yellow silk cami and warm cream cardigan both from Anthropologie. Shooting these photos was such a blast. My photographer Hillary Jeanne and I chose to shoot everything on Baker Beach in San Francisco, creating a Fall Beach Day aesthetic. 

Shop My Look: Lemon Drop Scarf | Floreat Silky Cami | Simone Eyelash Cardigan | Madewell Denim

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Bridgette's Blog - Pink Peonies Scarf

The Pink Peonies Scarf is perfect for pairing with a simple chic outfit. I styled it with a romantic off the shoulder top from Reformation, linked below, and my favorite denim from Madewell. Scarves have always been my go to accessory for Fall. Scarves are an outfit staple in the Bay Area because of the unpredictable weather we get in both the Summer and Fall. Each scarf in the collection is 36"x36", the perfect size for creative use! I love the idea of using one as a beach cover up or tied on a bag, pictured above, for an added pop of color. I used my hand painted floral painting titled  Wild Thing for this particular scarf design. The original painting has already sold, but it can be recreated as a custom commission or print upon request.

Shop My Look: Pink Peonies Scarf | Cassidy TopMadewell Denim

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Bridgette's Blog - Blue Sky Scarf

The Paint & Petals Blue Sky Scarf is perfect for styling with blue jeans and a winter white blouse or sweater. This scarf style is the most unique of the bunch due to its graphic visual quality and simple two toned color pallet. I created this artwork using my painting titled Wind Swept. I took the floral parts of the painting and transformed them into a white silhouette. The white graphic was then placed on a sky blue background color. I love the color blue for clothing because I think it is the most flattering color for every complexion. 

Shop My Look: Blue Sky Scarf | Cassidy Top | Madewell Denim

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Bridgette's Blog - Braid Challenge

Recently, I have been trying to incorporate more creativity not only into my artwork but also into my personal style. I just started getting super into trying out new hair styles and braid designs. I am inspired by so many amazing beauty bloggers and YouTube tutorials. I made a goal to master seven new braided styles by end of this month. I have only created two designs so far. I learned both from my favorite blogger Amber Fillerup Clark. Her blog and family are seriously the cutest! Check out my Instagram @PaintandPetals for updates on how my braid challenge is going. 

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Bridgette's Blog - Anthropologie Gold Floral Wallpaper

So excited to announce another Paint & Petals product launched through my collaboration with Anthropologie. This gold foil floral wallpaper is one of my favorite items from the collection. The artwork for this product is a reproduction of my hand painted repeating rose pattern, originally painted on paper. Shop Paint & Petals Wallpaper here!

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Bridgette's Blog - 🌈

I recently added a new size option on my print page. These mini prints are 5"x7” and perfect for adding to a gallery wall, placing on a nightstand or on a bookshelf. This rainbow wall located in North Berkeley worked as the perfect backdrop to my brightly colored paintings.

Since my photographer Hillary and I were already shooting a few prints, I thought it would be fun to shoot original paintings as well. You can purchase After The Rain (left) and Seven Orchids (right) here. All photos in this post captured by Hillary Jeanne Photography.

Shop My Look: Charlemont Embroidered Peplum Top from Anthropologie | Madewell Denim | Comme des Garçons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor® Low Top

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Bridgette's Blog - Fourth Street Style

My favorite part of Berkeley is the shopping area known as Fourth Street. Lucky for me, it’s only a few blocks away from my art studio. Fourth Street is filled with the best boutiques and restaurants...perfect for taking photos! I had so much fun shooting two of my new paintings on this white garage wall. I love the concept of hanging original paintings around town, decorating otherwise overlooked areas. Don’t get me wrong, I love galleries and interior design, but there is something so refreshing about hanging art for the public in such an immediate way. My new painting, Peachy, seen in these photos is now available on the original art page. You can also purchase it as a print!

Shop My Look: Free People Hat | Ephesus Embroidered Blouse from Anthropologie | Top Shop Skirt | Glenn Studded Slide Sandal

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Bridgette's Blog - Berkeley Street Art

Everyday on the drive to my art studio I pass an awesome rainbow striped wall on University Street in Berkeley. I knew that hanging some of my Paint & Petals prints on the wall would create a visual match made in heaven! I had so much fun shooting my three favorite prints with photographer Hillary Jeanne! I also used this shoot to test out styling a look featuring a colorful scarf. Scarves have always been my favorite accessory so I have loved seeing them come back into trend this season. I'm in the process of developing my own scarf line featuring Paint & Petals paintings on the fabric.

Shop My Look: Springworthy Bandana | Tammin Peasant Top | Madewell Denim | Jeffrey Campbell Leone Mules

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Bridgette's Blog - Anthropologie Painting Workshop Hosted by Paint & Petals

One of my favorite Paint & Petals events this summer was hosting a painting workshop right on the sales floor of Anthropologie Walnut Creek. Together we hosted 14 amazing women who were interested in learning new painting techniques. Each participant left the workshop with two or three completed floral paintings. I brought my personal set of Paint & Petals x Anthropologie samples to use as water bowls and table displays. I also brought fresh flowers from Diablo Foods. Students were able to create a still life painting by looking directly at the floral arrangements or they could add their own unique twist to one of my designs. I hope to teach more large workshops. I’m available to teach private lessons at peoples homes too.

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Bridgette's Blog - Paint & Petals Display, Anthropologie Walnut Creek
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Stopping by Anthropologie is on of my favorite things to do! Anthropologie is always updating their displays. They are masters at keeping the store visuals fresh, inspiring and totally creative! I live close to the Anthropologie in Walnut Creek. When I hosted my painting workshop at Anthropologie Walnut Creek, I was delighted to see my Paint & Petals X Anthropologie collaboration displayed in a new way and taking over an entire display section. One of my favorite photographers Love Grace Imagery was so sweet and captured these great photos of the space. 

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Bridgette's Blog - Mother's Day Pop Up Shop

I participated in a pre Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop at Anthropologie Walnut Creek. It was such a treat seeing customers pick out products specifically for their moms. My Pop Up area was placed in the home section of the store between a living room and bedroom display. I was also able to lead customers to the Paint&Petals X Anthropologie collaboration that was simultaneously being sold on the sales floor. I loved matching products from the Paint&Petals X Anthropologie collaboration with my original paintings in order to create a more elaborate gift for Mom. At this specific Pop Up I learned that the costumers gravitated towards purchasing smaller 11"x14" paintings on paper.

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Bridgette's Blog - Live Painting Event

Anthropologie hosted me to do a live painting presentation on their sales floor. I was able to paint on my easel next to our Paint & Petals X Anthropologie collaboration products. I normally don't love to paint in front of people, however, I think this style of event is great for getting the word out about my art and brand. Overall, the night was so fun! I especially loved getting to show people the real painting process standing next to completed mass produced home products with digital replications of my artwork on them.

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Bridgette's Blog - Art for Kenny Flowers Swim

Digitally designed a few animals for the latest collection of Kenny Flowers swim trunks. I created these drawings using Adobe Illustrator. This Toucan style is my favorite. I love how Kenny shoots most of his photos in Bali where a majority of the clothing is produced. Shop the Kenny Flowers collection here!

Bridgette's Blog - Anthropologie Summer Home Launch Party

Meeting the couple behind Destination Eichler was such a treat! Together we hosted an in-store Anthropologie event launching all of the new Spring and Summer home collection. Karen, ½ of the Destination Eichler team, wrote a very thoughtful blog post about the event. Check out her blog post here

Bridgette's Blog - Paint&Petals X Anthropologie

My Artist Collaboration with Anthropologie is live on their website! They contacted me over a year ago, in July 2017, asking if I would be interested in the collaboration. Together we chose our favorite 10 paintings to use on a collection of their home products. I also custom painted a few pieces for them with specific colors, the process was very collaborative. Another fun part about this process was getting to see how they chose to style the e-com photos on their website. I love the different ways the prop stylist chose to set up the products. This whole process was a dream come true for me. I visualized having my art in Anthropologie stores since I was able to first fit into their clothing in 2006. Shop The Collection!

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