A watercolor of poppies and daisies with little purple or violet flowers in a pickle jar.

Poppies and Daisies in Pickle Jar 2019

In the spring I like to paint the wild flowers since they are so colorful and my favorite painting theme.

A picture of a watercolor in process. You can see a light grid, pencil drawing and red watercolor paint of poppies.

I started off with a grid and a light drawing, then I started putting in the poppies.

Since I’m painting from life, I put in the poppies first before they wilt.

A watercolor of red poppies, daisies and a glass jar in the process of making.

The next step I take is painting all over the paper since all the shapes and colors influence each other.

Then I start putting in other flowers, not forgetting about the equally important background which includes the glass pickle jar.

A picture of a watercolor almost finished. You can see red poppies, white daisies with a touch of purple or violet flowers in a glass pickle jar.

Here I am almost finished. Just putting in the finishing touches. Not too many.

The watercolor is almost finished here.  I paint what I see and leave a lot of the white of the paper.

A watercolor of poppies and daisies with little purple or violet flowers in a pickle jar.
Here it is finished. Poppies and Daisies in Pickle Jar 2019 Watercolor on Arches 300gsm 19×28 cm – 7.5×11 in

This year the wild flower season was brief.  Less rain, less flowers…

 

Oil Painting of Bugainvillea and Poppies in Pickle Jar. This is on a table reflected in the mirror

Bougainvillea and Poppies in Pickle Jar 2019

This is a new painting of bougainvillea and Poppies in a pickle jar.  I painted it in the Spring.  Colorful spring flowers and glass is something I can’t resist painting. This painting is made with think paint and loose brush strokes.  

Oil Painting of Bugainvillea and Poppies in Pickle Jar. This is on a table reflected in the mirror

Bougainvillea and Poppies in a Pickle Jar 2019 Oil on Canvas