At last I've finally completed my poppy painting and I am really pleased with the results. Art is often about experimentation and in this painting I experimented with creating the sky with a graded wash in cobalt blue, the first time I've tried this technique. The shadows on the flower heads were underpainted with a dark maroony-blue and then the red was glazed on afterwards in several layers. Maybe this is an unusual technique with watercolours but who says what you can and can't do??? When I'm painting I like to experiment to see what effects can be achieved. The lovely RJ, even as I am writing this blog is busy framing this painting and also 'firecracker lillies' for me in anticipation of the remaining exhibitions I have this year. Thats the Mellis exhibition and also the Waveney Springs exhibition - shops in Diss are particpating so artists work will be on display, plus open studios in September - come and see the Artist's studios. I am hoping to start work on 'Anna' a pencil portrait of our lovely and beautiful french friend who lives in Portugal.
Susan C. Adcock