Delicate yet rugged.
Poppies may be the California flower, but they bloom all over Arizona. I was inspired by the beautiful petals when they blow in the warm desert wind.
This painting began as a simple sheet of poppy blooms. While I liked them individually (seen below) I put pencil to paper, and the placed the blooms amongst a landscape.
I am really enjoying this current phase I'm in of mixing delicate watercolor paintings with thick, loose pencil marks. It feels right.
To watch a timelapse video of the painted portion of this piece, click below:
This original painting is available as a framed piece in my shop. I am planning to offer more of my paintings pre-framed, so I hope you enjoy that they are ready to hang!