Hi there ....
While pinks and rubies are favourite colours of mine....oranges and yellows are another striking favourite. Using orange and yellows as a colour in painting for me conveys joy, warmth and happiness.
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For this porcelain plate, I have used the similar techniques I described for the outside of the poppies bowl, except the background was built up by blending wet in wet lustres for the one firing, resulting in a strong undiluted orange at the bottom of the plate, and then working out gradually to a diluted orange at the top.
I should note that I didn't draw any part of this design onto the plate, it was painted freely to enable the poppies to take their own shape, however I did have a design element for placement roughly drawn out on paper!
The poppies were 'wiped out of the background' but I wanted to create more effects into the portrayal of the poppy itself. I aimed to create more petals based on theses photos of poppies:
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