Hi there ....
Poppies are one of my favourite flowers to paint (aside from roses! ;p). I love the free movement of these flowers which offer themselves to be stylized in many ways. Poppies are a versatile subject matter, due to their colour, soft transparent petals, and contrast of strong shapes.
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Here is a large painting of poppies I had completed in acrylics, at about the same time I had completed the porcelain bowl:
With these design elements in mind, I had selected lustres to interpret these poppy flowers in a contemporary design on a porcelain bowl.
I have discussed in previous posts about lustres and painting grapes, as to why I enjoy working with them so much. Here is another example with demonstrates my passion for porcelain decoration and lustres two techniques of interpreting poppies, an inverse painting of sort of wiping out the flower from the background, and then painting the flower onto the background...it will make sense when you see the photos!
Outside painting of the porcelain bowl:
The background was sponged with diluted blue, and softened with marblizer.
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