|Watercolour pencils only|
|Inktense pencils only|
This poppy was a print out from Joanna Sheen's Pamela West CD set 2, and I used just the watercolour paints on this one, as I wanted a really vibrant colour for the flowers themselves. I allowed it to dry and went back several time to darken the shaded areas. I also had a go at sketching while we were away, but I will show you my results later. Due to advancing years, I did come to the conclusion that I cannot sketch landscapes "in the field". If I can see the landscape, I cannot see my paper, and if I can see the paper, I cannot see what I am trying to copy. So I may have to settle for working from my own photos. Time will tell. I am not very good, but I am having fun just trying.
Having gone on at length, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and were able to enjoy the glorious weather. Now it is time you all went to look at all the other desks linked to Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ I will try to do better this week with visiting as many of you as possible, but I would like to thank all those who visited me, and I hope I managed to get back to all of you. Have a lovely May Day and enjoy watching the Royal Wedding and your street parties.