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A watercolour poppy


The introductory session for the local artists group was last night.  I enjoyed some of their events over the last year, so I re-registered.  Thirty quid.  I might even be brave and put some art into their exhibition next year!

One of the big online art supply shops - SAA - had donated some vouchers and supplies, and was running a thing where you were supposed to paint a poppy and then post it off to them to be in a competition for the Armistice Day centenary.   It was watercolours, which I don't usually do, and only four colours of paint (two reds, two greens).  This was my effort.  Given that it's the first time I have used watercolour paints since primary school, I think, I'm quite pleased!   I liked the cheap brushes they supplied too, which was no doubt the intention.  I may buy some!

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marycatelli
5th Sep, 2018 01:24 (UTC)
lovely!
bunn
5th Sep, 2018 22:16 (UTC)
Thanks!
thesmallhobbit
5th Sep, 2018 06:20 (UTC)
That's very impressive for something you haven't done for years.
bunn
5th Sep, 2018 22:16 (UTC)
Apparently some of the acrylic skills transferred, though it's a very different medium!
mrowe
5th Sep, 2018 08:20 (UTC)
I scrolled too fast and stared at it for quite some time trying to see the puppy before it dawned on me. Very nice poppy though!
bunn
5th Sep, 2018 22:17 (UTC)
Heh. Perhaps I should try to paint a poppy puppy!
timetiger
5th Sep, 2018 15:01 (UTC)
I don't know the right words to use, but I keep looking at your watercolor with pleasure and attention.

Sooner or later, you're going to inspire me to take an art class again.
bunn
5th Sep, 2018 22:18 (UTC)
I must say I'm having a lot of fun with it. I wish I'd made a concentrated effort to put lots of time to it ages ago... though of course, I was busy with other things then, so perhaps thats not a realistic wish!
pixel39
5th Sep, 2018 15:22 (UTC)
That's really lovely. It's so very...poppyish. Er. It's...um...gosh darnit, words are hard! Um. It is very pure, it conveys "Poppy" very clearly and succinctly and no extra foofy stuff to confound the impression.

Also it's really pretty.
bunn
5th Sep, 2018 22:20 (UTC)
I may have to play with watercolours a bit more, and find out if it was in fact a complete fluke :-D
ylla
7th Sep, 2018 19:08 (UTC)
That is gorgeous, and I agree that it is very poppyish - the flower is lovely, but I'm especially impressed by the way you've caught the essence of seedhead in such simple lines.

I'm another one that misread it as puppy, though :-)
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