5" x 7" watercolor on Fabriano hot press paper
I learned a lot painting this picture. It's a photo I took last summer. I plan on painting this one over again- as now that I've painted it, I want to try things differently to see how the effect will be. I want to try a different approach to the very white parts of the leaves and stem.
I have really been enjoying using hot press paper. I bought a large full sheet of it and have made a painting journal out of it. I cut it up and made a simple binding with waxed linen thread. I painted the cover a wild pink color using acrylics. It has become my "summer of '09 painting journal". Each page is 5" x 7". All of the paintings I have been posting since the poppies on this latest run are all from this journal. This painting is page 11 of 16 pages.