First of all I photographed the poppies and printed out a few copies. Some I printed on ordinary copy paper but for a couple I removed the pages of my sketchbook, printed them and then glued them back into the book. It’s not essential but it does give the opportunity to have better quality paper that will take wet colour more successfully. Sorry the photo above is at a jaunty angle but I’m having to prop pages open as they dry – too impatient to wait as ever!
In the second photo you can just glimpse the image of buds and foliage on the following page. I’ve cut away some of the background from the top page to reveal them – I think it gives a sense of depth and layering just as you see it in nature.
In this final photo you can see how wet the paint still is. It’s pooling against the edges of the oil pastel so I have no choice but to wait till it dries fully. I’ve purposely left some parts of the painted pages pale so that I can draw into them later. I’ll let you see how that turns out next time.
Thanks for visiting today.
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