Friday, February 20, 2009

Night View

Delicate, silky, crinkled or smooth... the petals of a poppy flower float and sway in the breeze.  The buds resemble a creature from a science fiction movie, ready to pounce.  Each year I see a rainbow of colours when my poppies flower.  I have discovered almost every poppy colour imaginable in my garden.  They often just 'show up' unannounced or invited (seeded by the wind or a passing bird)... but once you get to know them and appreciate their beauty you hope they will come back next year... like good friends.

8x10 pen and ink on 300 lb watercolour paper, with some  watercolour wash in the flowers and leaves, and black ink wash in the background. (ready to be matted and framed)

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