11x15 watercolor begun yesterday with a loose pencil drawing on Canson 140 lb cold press support. This paper lets Daniel Smith's quinacridone coral, indigo, and arylide yellow sit on top and really shout. Working wet on dry I'm laying warm reds and pinks next to cool tones and mixing indigo with thalo blue and green for very cool foliage accents with green supporting red in a complementary manner. It will probably look like all my poppy works, but it's a working method I prefer to photorealism! These lovelies were photographed in Wales, so stay tuned for the next work in progress or the final version.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.