Poppies with Yellow and Violet Flowers April 19th 2015

This watercolor, Poppies with Yellow and Violet Flowers belongs to the Spring Series 2015.  Poppies with Yellow and Violet Flowers April 2015

Poppies with Yellow and Violet Flowers April 2015

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.

Poppies with Violet and Yellow Flowers April 2015

Poppies with Violet and Yellow Flowers April 2015

 

As usual, I start with an area that I like a lot.

Poppies with Violet and Yellow Flowers April 2015

Poppies with Violet and Yellow Flowers April 2015

 

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.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s