Friday, 30 November 2012

Poppies

Next week is the first week of summer and at long last the weather is starting to act like summer. So I have been catching up with a lot of outdoor chores. My garden is a picture and so I have been inspired to get my watercolours out and paint flowers galore.
I love painting poppies, they are bold and will give a delicate bunch of flowers a punch.

One thing I am conscious of when painting flowers in water colour is that it is really easy to slip into pretty chocolate box mode, so with these two paintings I tried to create a bolder look but still show the delicacy of the flowers. I am not sure I succeeded in that aim, but I am pretty pleased with the result. Hopefully, next week I can spend more time on my painting and get some oil paintings finished.

Have a great PPF everybody.

22 comments:

  1. It is easy to slip into chocolate mode regardless of the subject with watercolour and art in general, in fact, if we are not careful. Yours are great especially the second with the lovely silhouette shapes.

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  2. Love the delicacy of these, especially the second one. Great work!

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  3. Not sure what a chocolate box mode is, but I guess it's something rigid. I love the freedom of movement in your poppies. Very beautiful.

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  4. Your watercolor poppies are so beautiful!
    Really love that blue in the first painting, too!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. Loving your beautiful poppies, so magical. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Love, love, love your poppies!! You're the second persomn I came across at PPF this week who did poppies. They are my very favorite flower. Happy PPF!

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  7. Love your poppies. We grow quite a few here at home. Love them and your piece is just awesome. Thanks. Happy PPF!

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  8. I grew up in California and the state flower is a Poppy, they've been my fav ever since. We are just starting winter, waiting for it to snow.....I envy your sun. :) Happy PPF!

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  9. Such gorgeous poppies! Love the foliage too. Happy PPF!

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  10. Your poppies are gorgeous! I love the vibrant color and interesting shapes. Beautiful work!

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  11. Love the poppies, blue background, leaves in your painting!

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  12. I think you captured the delicacy of the flowers fantastically! Great pieces

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  13. i love the way you have painted the poppies, you have a wonderful style.

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  14. I am more than "pretty pleased" looking at these beautiful flowers. It's wonderful to find poppies in December. I think you succeeded very well showing the delicacy of the flowers!

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  15. Really great unconventional flower pieces, love your style on these! Wonderful combination of bold and delicate!

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  16. OH they are really amazing and I love to hear, that it is a wonderful summer on the other side of the world ;) enjoy your poppies...ps my favorite flowers too!

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  17. They are gorgeous! So delicate and bold at the same time. Bella! xoxo

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  18. Love them both but the second one really calls to me. HPPF

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  19. These are lovely. It seems so strange to think of your garden just bursting into bloom as ours snuggles down to sleep under it's blanket of leaves.

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  20. These are stunning--love love love them!

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  21. Love these! Having trouble with my internet, hope this goes through!

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