Sunday, May 21, 2006
Up Pops the Poppy
A year ago this week we vacationed in Sicily and had the time of our lives! I've been nostalgic to return. As I was outdoors with my grandchildren yesterday, imagine my surprise to find a lone poppy RIGHT in the center of my front garden. I hunted for more -- NONE--just this lone, tiny red/orange poppy! It immediately brought me back to Sicily and the red/orange poppies that color the hillsides!
I sketched these poppies from Kate Johnson's flower images she's shared with some of her students and which will appear on her new CD of copyfree images.
I've tried to capture the almost papery look of the petals ... I used watercolor, pencil and colored pencil ... but I just HAD to add pen. How I LOVE the looseness of the watercolor with the crispness of pen!