This painting is my submission for Creative Tuesday on the topic of Poppies -- yet it is actually only 2/3 of what will be the finished picture. There is a background that I want to put in, but I haven't quite decided what it will be.
In the mean time, here are the details of what I used to create the picture. I began while in the waiting room of our local hospital, waiting for my husband to go through a rather lengthy examination. (It was a two hour procedure and thankfully everything is fine). The waiting room was comfortable with good light. so I spent the time just penciling out where the poppies would be on the page. Then I drew in the details, still in pencil. I am using a small moleskin note book about 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches. I then outlined the definition of the poppies and and leaves using a micro-point felt tip pen. I think I was home again by the time I got to this stage.
All that remained was to color the poppies using Prisma Color pencils thickly, over and over, blending the colors with a white Prisma Color pencil. I like using this rather than their actual blender. So far I have used probably 15 different colors or more on these poppies, It took me a couple of evenings to get as far as you can see in the reproductions above. Then I realized that I wasn't going to get this finished in time for Tuesday as I have a very busy few days ahead. So as a compromise, I finished 2/3 of it with the promise to myself that I will finish the complete picture, including the background, a few days from now.
Before I will consider it finished, I will go over each line fixing anything necessary and adding more color where necessary, then I will prop it up somewhere on my desk where I can see it for a couple of days and see if there is anything else I need to do.
So there you have it. The making of a Creative Tuesday Project.. Now I will go take a look at all the others that have been posted. Why don't you join me by clicking HERE ?