This watercolor is from the month of April. I was painting as fast and as much as possible in April and May because the wild flower season is short-lived. I always want to capture a still-life in one session which is about six hours. That’s about as much time I can paint before the light is totally different. Also, I never know if I can paint at the same time the next day.
As usual, I start with an area that I like a lot.
I built the watercolor around the poppy that I put on the picture plane first; everything else was measured against it. I’m not looking for perfection. I like to paint from nature in direct because the moment stays with me.