Red Poppy WIP
8"x10" watercolor on Aquabord
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan
Above is a painting of a red poppy that I am currently working on. The reference photo was graciously sent to me by a friend. I love the saturated color in the petals.
There is a funny story about this painting. I started it back in November just as life was starting to get hectic with holiday "To Dos". I decided that I wanted to use Aquabord for this painting. I happened to have a 5"x7" frame in stock, so I decided that I would paint this on a 5"x7" board so I could use the frame. I pulled out the board, sketched out the flower and started painting. It wasn't until the second or third time I worked on the painting that I realized I had actually pulled out an 8"x10" board and it wasn't going to fit my frame!! Now that I'm further into the painting, I'm really happy with my "mistake". I don't think a 5 by 7 would have done this flower justice.