This is a watercolour piece that I have just completed. The tulip came out of the garden before it could be destroyed by Slawit Bob and was photographed by Mick.
I was going to just work on one view but decided that I really rather liked the four images.
Dense dark backgrounds are just brilliant to show off the dazzling white of the paper.
My oil of the white poppies is now finished. I have resisted the urge to 'tickle' it.
Whenever this urge comes over me - which is depressingly often - I can hear the voice of my art teacher at school admonishing me to ' Leave it alone!' This is sometimes the hardest thing to do.
On the whole, I am quite pleased with the way that this has turned out. It will be one of the pieces that I put into Holmfirth Art Exhibition along with the Tulip.