Friday, March 05, 2010
Several years ago I passed a field of incredible poppies and stopped to take a photo. Later still, in one of the many Karlyn Holman (http://www.karlynholman.com) videos I own, Karlyn shows a still life of poppies and her wet in wet application of paint. A few weeks ago, when viewing Thierry de Marichalar's blog(http://marichalar.blog4ever.com), he too had a different method of painting poppies. I mulled over these different techniques, used bits of flowers from his lesson and my own images, and tried to blend all I had observed and learned here. The composition is mostly Marichalar's .. but the application of paint and color are a combination of Karlyn's and mine.
I mention all of this because months from now when I'm wondering how I did a painting (sometime's it's hard to remember!!) I'll have my notes right here! LOL
I want to do this again with some other images I have taken - but I may have to wait until next week to have a go. I'm heading to South Carolina to celebrate my dd's birthday! It's suppose to be warm and sunshiney --- and I haven't been back to that beautiful city in almost two years ....
I'll be back on Sunday with two days of R&R after that ... and I'm looking forward to it.
I hope your weekend is wonderful!