I begin work on a new series.
I'll be using the dreaded, ever popular, over used motif - the poppy.
Having given it some thought and making a start it may be all right. I sowed a packet of 'Shirley single' some weeks ago and now in the sunshine they look wonderful.
I will plan the design first within a triple square then find the poppies to take their roles on my stage.
This is a 15cm watercolour sketch, one of many pencil, pastel and watercolour experiments. Eventually I need an oil painting 1'8M wide - so a good deal of scaling up required to lift colour application and saturation that far.