Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Poppies and the Blue Jug





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.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful poppies Lorraine! Looks like you had fun with all those buds. I hope the piece flattens out for you.

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  2. I love those colors, Lorraine! I agree about the hotpress 140lb (as I like to call it). If I'm doing several washes, I try to avoid using it.

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  3. These are beautiful complimentary colors Lorraine. Such a cheerful work. Thanks for sharing. Have a super day.

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  4. Love the colors you selected. It brightens up the day. It is strange that the hot press curls but the cold press doesn't. I always use the cold press so I didn't realize it did.

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  5. The colors are so joyful! I love how it all flows also with the few fallen petals, very nice!!

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  6. Very wonderful floral painting !!!
    Have a nice day !!!

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  7. A true WOW piece, love the bold bright colors of the flowers , truly beautiful set up !

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