Monday, April 8, 2013

Lakeshore Poppies, Approaching Storm

Lakeshore Poppies, Approaching Storm
Watercolor in watercolor moleskine A3
by Mary Stebbins Taitt
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I painted this this morning in my round 4 Moleskine with watercolors. Last night, I did the one below, which is smaller and in a different oritnetation and with gouache instead of watercolor.

I am tempted to darken the Moley one a little (so it looks more like the Graham-cracker-box one), but haven't decided yet.  I guess Iw ill do more work first and come back to it if I have time.

This is my third page in the Round 4 Sketchbook.

If you are interested, you can read about my Graham cracker box sketchbook here. I also did a raisin-box sketchbook here.  Although some of the images don't show up in the small versions, they do show up if you click on them.

For some reason, the images look a little washed out on my screen--they look brighter if you click on them.

Lakeshore Poppies, Approaching Storm
5 x 7 gouache sketch
in Graham cracker sketchbook on Canson mi-teientes
by Mary Stebbins Taitt


Moleskine.Exchange said...

I like the one with the lighter background. It makes the flowers pop off the page more and shows more of the stem details.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Andrea! Interesting. I almost made it look like the other, which I thought looked more punchy! But I decided to leave it. Unfortunately, it now has blue spots of acrylic near the top. At some point, I may attempt a repair--not now, obviously, since I've mailed it.

Mike Kline said...

I love the Poppies!!!! I plant some every year in hopes of a splash of color like you have captured.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much, Mike! :-D I love poppies, too.

ballookey said...

I love poppies, and I agree with the first comment - I like how the red poppies contrast sharply with the grey background. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


I'm not good at choosing my best work, whether it's art, poetry, fiction or what.