I needed some red after all the yellow daffodils, so back to poppies! When I started I intended to only paint a few poppies and leave the background white, but it evolved and turned into a small, square wildflower meadow with an out of focus background. I'm really happy with how the poppies turned out, especially the focal poppy. I think the secret of papery petals is lots of water and careful brushstrokes, keeping washes fluid and light.
|©Ruth S Harris - Poppy Meadow - Watercolour, 7.25" x 7.5"|