Thursday, May 15, 2008

Iris and Poppies

Today Cheryl brought a bouquet of iris and poppies when she came to paint with us. So I painted them, on a half-sheet of paper with a huge, round brush. The large brush and the fact that I propped up the painting as I worked made delicious, runny colors. I tried to paint pure color and drop in other colors while the first was still wet. Then I went back and added more shadows and darks. When I was done, I drew some of the individual flowers in my sketchbook. It's all the same poppy, just from different angles. Now I have another painting drawn out, from a different angle but I know I'm going to wait until I have more energy before I paint it (and hope I can remember what all those shapes define!).

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