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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Yellow California Poppies

This is my version of the September project for the Watercolor Workshop where everyone paints from the same source picture.  This month, we were encouraged to use the photo as a jumping off place and then do our own thing with it.  I made some adjustments with the flowers - rearranged the bottom right flower on the table so the stem carries you back into the painting, added a bud, and pulled the poppy in the upper left in to the painting more, took out the background, designed my own wrought iron chair and moved the jar more to the left for better composition.  I think this painting has sort of an oriental appeal.  This paintings is 7" x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper. Below is the source photo.


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Barb - this is exquisite - love your composition changes also. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Debbie, and thanks for sharing your comments on my blog.