Jun 13, 2013

Poppies in the Spring

POPPIES IN THE SPRING - 20 x 24 Framed $800

Have you see the Poppies this Spring?  They have been beautiful.  Their lovely bright colours, large petals and wonderful lines make them very popular with artists everywhere.  This picture is my latest and uses a new technique I have been working with: Texturing Paste with Watercolour. It really creates the heavy brush strokes that thick oils and acrylics have but allows the colours to blend and  change in a way only watercolour can do.  The best of all worlds!
I will be demoing this technique at our show Paints'n Bloom tomorrow, Friday, June 14 at West Coast Garden Center.  Audrey Bakewell and myself are the featured artists in the show.  Her demo "Using the Elegant Writer Pen with Watercolour" is at 11:00am and my demo "Texturing Paste with Watercolour" is at 1:30pm.  The show runs Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15, 10-4pm. It is in support of the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.  Donations will be collected and a percentage of the art sales goes directly to the Society.  A large selection of information for Alzheimer Resources in the community will be available.  See you there.
West Coast Garden Center: 1420 172 St., S Surrey  ( They are working on 16 Ave. so access off 24 Ave or 8 Ave to 168 St., detour is marked on the roads)
To see more of Audrey's work: www.audreybakewell.com


Studio at the Farm said...

The poppies really have been wonderful this year! I'm glad you had a chance to capture their beauty, Wendy.

Brenda Hill said...

This new technique gives it a slight 3d effect very nice

Nancy Goldman said...

This sounds like a wonderful technique Wendy. Is texturing paste a type of acrylic medium?

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Yes, the poppies have been great, although now the roses are coming and they are starting to catch my eye.

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Hi Brenda, yes it does give it an interesting 3D effect yet the watercolour still gets to do its own little dance.

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Hi Nancy,
Yes this is an acrylic medium and so this would be considered more of a watermedia picture than just a watercolour. I know the purist would not like it but it is fun to try different things once in awhile. It did force me to loosen up a bit as I could not get quite the detail I usually strive for.