Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Glimpse of poppies

I sneezed my way through this lunch-time sketch (just to let you know that I am prepared to suffer for my art). This is the first year that I’ve seen this delicious red all over these fields, so I thought I had to capture it while it’s here.

165mm x 110mm watercolour on Artistico Fabriano rough


Blogger Katherine said...


I remember one of the first things a watercolour teacher ever taught me was just how powerful red is in a sea of landscape greens


PS After we went to the NPG, I wrote to Toby Wiggins to ask him about his use of gesso for pencil drawings - and I've now got an invite to his private view this Friday in (where else?) Islington!

6/19/2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger mARTa said...

What lovely art you create! I don't think I've ever seen red poppies! Our state flower in california is the golden poppy and when you come across fields of it they are spectacular. I love your work by the way!

6/19/2007 6:45 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

I am just itching to translate this into thread, i love that vibrant red.

6/22/2007 8:23 AM  

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