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Something with Poppies


img_3391Something with Poppies – Mixed Media on Paper – A3

My most recent mixed media piece, now off with the picture framer for mounting.  I sent her off with quite a few of the pieces I made since the Xmas holidays.  This one started like the other mixed media pieces – totally random.  The poppies were going to be something else, but ended up as poppies.  I really like poppies, so you may see more of these.

I also have a tip for you.  I went to the paint store over the weekend and came back with a pile of wallpaper samples for my collages.  The paint store is a great cheap (free!) resource for color pallets, and there is some great paper out there.  So go to your paint store!

Some Flowers in a Field


I have been working through the book Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour Paperback, by Jean Haines.  I am trying to find a loose way of painting in watercolor that doesn’t stress me out.  I have noticed that I make more of a mess and my hands get pretty dirty!  Most of all, I am actually enjoying myself.  Here are a couple of pieces I finally finished off this afternoon.

img_3127These are Dandelions – WC on Bockingford – 3×6 inches (approx.)

I made the grasses first and added the flowers afterwards.  This is from a lesson.  As this is quite small, I might use it for a card.

img_3125Tulips in a field – WC on Bockingford – A4

This is one I did on my own.  They could have easily been made into poppies.  Only 4 colors used here:  Daniel Smith Cadmium Yellow, and the rest W&N viridian, alizarin crimson and hookers green.  Also used a bit of cling film.

I have also painted a few more (for another post) and am waiting for paint to dry.  I think waiting for paint to dry is the hardest part!  I might go and make a cake now!  Hope you enjoy these.