Red Poppies and Wild Flowers in Glass Jar April 2015 – The Watercolor Process –

 Red Poppies and Wild Flowers in Glass Jar April 2015  – The Watercolor Process –

The poppy and wild flower season has ended for the year.  I’ve been busy painting because I know how short this season is.  When these flowers dry up in the fields, they are a fire hazard in the city, so they were all cut close to the ground last week.  I wasn’t able to do very many, but I’ll be posting the watercolors I was able to do.

Red Poppies and Wild Flowers in Glass Jar April 2015

Red Poppies and Wild Flowers in Glass Jar April 2015

What I like most about painting these flowers is the combination of colors.

Red Poppies and Wild Flowers

I usually start out with my favorite part and build up around it.

I penciled in the jar lightly to keep parallel lines parallel to the edge of the paper.

Red Poppies and Wild Flowers

I use the poppy as a measurement to see how everything else fits on the picture plane.

Red Poppies and Wild Flowers

Once I have everything in place, I try to do it boldly in one shot to keep it fresh.

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6 thoughts on “Red Poppies and Wild Flowers in Glass Jar April 2015 – The Watercolor Process –

  1. Es fresca la acuarela en su parte inferior pero pesada en la parte superior. El bote de cristal y las ramas de las flores en el agua tiene una buena lectura, pero las flores se confunden con el fondo y no se aprecian. De todas formas el conjunto es bonito.

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  2. Thank you Create Art Every Day! I think I’ll do some city paintings next. I took a short break after the wild flower season and started painting with tempera. Tempera takes a long time to do, but I like it too. One day I’ll start posting my tempera paintings too.

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