SETTING SUN ON THE ORIENTAL POPPIES – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

I have painted poppies before, and some might say too often, but spotting the setting sun on the oriental poppies in my garden drove me to having another go. It was only towards the end of the painting that I realised that the stars of the show aren’t the gaudy flowers but the tousled mass of spikey leaves that snatch the attention away from the flowerheads.

In the past I have been taken by the sculptural forms of leaves in strong light but have felt that they wouln’t make a good painting – clearly I must take another look.

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7 thoughts on “SETTING SUN ON THE ORIENTAL POPPIES – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

  1. It invites me to become a bee diving into its heaven, almost fainting from the overwhelming sensation. It feels more immediate due to the shallow focal depth, so to speak, which is made more salient by the sculptural forms of the leaves, which contrast with bright but curved petals.

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