Monday, July 14, 2014

Poppies a Plenty!

                                           "Poppies a Plenty" (image 15x23)

Oh my, it has been so long since I posted something here for you. I hope you are able to see my FB page, SnapShotsinWatercolor to keep up with my art news. I  painted this colorful watercolor for my centerpiece at Brandy's Restaurant this year.  This is my 11th year to be featured in a solo show at Brandy's! The show is up now and runs through July 28th. They are hosting my second "Meet the Artist" this Saturday from 12 noon to 2 pm. There will be free coffee and brownies (those are worth the trip alone)!

I'm also teaching watercolor classes this month so thought I would share a couple of photos of this painting getting started. First, I took my photos, copied them in B&W and cut them up so I could plan my composition. Then I made a grid on my WC paper and did the drawing.
Finally, it was time to begin painting! I used a little resist around the flowers to save the edges, so I could paint, spatter and spray the background. Then I painted the flowers with many, many glazes. And voila! the poppies emerged...

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