Simple, delicate flowers.

For me that makes them harder to draw – there simply isn’t much detail to excite me and I always find it harder to draw an object without detail, so I’m playing with colour too and exaggerating all the colours and tones I can just see….and I have chosen a flower captured with real movement and not a cliche round and flat poppy flower.

Poppy sketch 2

Poppy sketch

Pencils are Coloursoft by Derwent, about A5 size (the drawing, not the pencils).

Poppoy charcoal

Loosening up on A2 sized paper with charcoal and wash.

And loosening up even more with fluid acrylics (Golden), sprayed water and dabbled with fingers (great fun).

Poppy paint 1

And here are the new storage units, I think I am in Studio Nirvana.
They came from a local private school that has closed and were a real bargain.

Finally the studio is tidy (yes that great pile of fabric has been sorted Sue), its been decorated, hoovered and dusted and is all welcoming again.
At last it feels right to be back in there.

At least I managed it before the next school holiday starts!



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  • 08/10/2013 at 8:17 am

    I love the interest and movement you've managed to get in the poppy flower, especially the acrylics version. I have huge amounts of studio envy now and am going off to be discontented!

  • 08/10/2013 at 8:19 am

    All looking good there Mrs Cowans. 🙂
    Very well done with all your hard work, I'm so pleased for you

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