|Poppies and the Blue Jug|
300gsm Hot Press Arches
56cm x 38cm
Not quite a still life because there was no studio set up.
A magazine photo showing a pot of colourful poppies provided the spark of inspiration.
I started with just a little drawing for the jug then filled it full of blooms one by one, straight in with paint, no drawing, with one bloom leading me where to put the next.
This is on a half sheet Arches Hot Press 300gsm paper which does curl up a lot when the painting is dry. It feels so much thinner than the Cold Press which I never have any curling issues with. I will just press the back of the work to flatten it out.