Saturday, June 02, 2012

Poppy play (WIP)

The poppies are still looking amazing in my garden, the bright red flowers shouting "PAINT ME!!!"  It would be rude not to!

I'm enjoying a basically analogous palette for most of my paintings at the moment, loving the way red and pink interact, and that was the starting point for this watercolour.  I've become more and more comfortable with hot pressed paper, finally enjoying the way the pigment slides around on the surface, and the bonus of amazingly vibrant colour!

Here's the final painting and then three progress images.
Fiesta - 15" x 11" watercolour on hot pressed paper



15 comments:

renate said...

Hello Ruth:) Beautiful to see how one color goes over in an other! Love it. Well done!

Studio at the Farm said...

I'm glad you listened to your poppy's call to paint. Your painting is fabulous!

Sonia Aguiar said...

Preciosa flor. Saludos.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Hi, wonderful flower, love the vibrants colors! fantastic..

Miriam said...

Meravigliosi!!!

Shayna said...

It seems so complicated and yet so effortless .. if I make sense at all ;] love it!

Watercolor Painting

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning !

debwardart said...

Wow, this is truly eye popping. (I've gotten behind on my blogging, so realize this is a late comment, but this really caught my eye).

Nancy Goldman said...

This is so beautiful. I love your colors and your hard and soft edge control.

Eva de dueñas said...

What marvelous flowers. What colours, what light. Congratulations

dog training cairns said...

I love the detail! Such an intricate piece. Vibrant colors you have use here. It makes the flower more pleasing to look at.

Annette said...

Hi Ruth. Gorgeous painting! I love the vibrant colors, the light and the movement. I am a new follower and glad to have found you.

Annette Weiner
Annette Weiner Art
http://annetteweinerart.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

Hi Ruth. Gorgeous painting! I love the vibrant colors, the light and the movement. I am a new follower and glad to have found you.

Annette Weiner
Annette Weiner Art
annetteweinerart.blogspot.com

Verónica Guzmán said...

Me encantan los colores tan vivos que utilizas para tus flores!

un saludo

Ruth S Harris said...

Thank you to everyone for these lovely comments!