I finished this drawing of these poppies last night. It is going
to be part of a colored pencil exhibit I am doing at the gallery. I have
a retrospective show that includes some older pieces as well as
some brand new ones. The show will open June 1st, and will be up all
I wanted to draw this photo of these flowers. I am always
intrigued with shadows on white objects. You can
do them in shades of grey, or purple, or blue. I used
all of these as well as some browns and golds.
I used the solvent and the Icarus board to make the
background blurry and soft...out of focus. I like the
contrast between the in focus flowers and the
soft background. It also gives the illusion of depth,
which is always a good thing.
I will be doing a lot of work to get the show framed and up
by the first of the month. I hope some of you will be
able to come by and view it.