Saturday, March 13, 2010

Prickly Poppies

15x22 watercolor collage on 140 lb Saunders Waterford paper painted today. Reference pix were combinations of white wild poppies I took a few years ago but never used; a big clump of these paper thin flowers grow just down Scurry Street from the studio. I put small amounts of white tissue onto the paper using matte medium then drew the flowers when dry. Poppy centers contain latex and can be deadly and quite thorny.


V Bridges Hoyt said...

Beautiful! I am so looking forward to seeing you at the Tyler workshop. I got the iMac set up for internet but not yet for email. I will be offline until Wednesday. Talk then. :)

Kay Smith said...

Thanks Nita! See you soon.

José said...


I like the painterly look of this work.

Kind regards,


P.S. what are you doing with the white poppies ? :-)

Kay Smith said...

Well, I'm just looking at the poppies, then photographing them to paint, Jose. They are not worth anything, just weeds.