Monday, August 30, 2010

Poppy Challenge

Poppy Challenge
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Bill offered another wonderful challenge photo ( for the Floral Watercolourist group. I attempted a somewhat more realistic perspective for this one and altered the shadows and leaves somewhat to help the light pink petals of the poppy stand out even more -- lots of fun! THANKS Bill!!!

We finished more chores yesterday including the framing of my son's painting, packed the car for a week filled with exhibition set-ups, workshops, cooking and gardening classes. C is really enjoying his ice cream maker, and we finished off the last of the figs as he rendered them into fig gelato -- RICH! I'd better walk a LOT this week!

Temps are going to be high in the 90s again with little chance of rain and we've a busy schedule ....

Hope your week is terrific!


Joan said...

Great work!!! Love the poppy. I will be home in a few days and will go back and actually read your posts, not just look at the paintings. Ciao!

Lorraine said...

Lovely, colorful, detailed, beautifully shaded -- another gorgeous all-over painting! And yet another color of poppy I didn't know about.

Have a good week and don't overdo!
Big hugs,

Odd Chick said...

I love this and especially where you lost the edges on the right- very skillful and beautiful!