July 8, 2008

poppies

Before the festivities began on the fourth - I did this quick sketch from a reference photo and later filled it in with juicy watercolor (the handbook journal requires a lot of water!). I adore poppies but cannot grow them, so I can try to paint them.

3 comments:

africantapestry said...

Love your poppies Sandy, they're beautiful and juicy, like you've intended. Our fields of poppies have finished by now and the sunflowers are starting to get colour...usually a beuatiful display. You're inspiring me to try get them down on paper...
ronell

mARTa said...

Oh, these are juicy! I love poppies!!! I am enjoying your 'botanical' series!

Teri C said...

These are wonderful poppies! I just painted some red ones and never even knew there were red ones until I found them in my neighbor's yard!