Poppies in Watercolor

poppies in watercolor

Keeping things simple today. No shading, no fancy watercolor tricks, just plain, solid color on a white background. The keep-it-simple (KISS) rule always works. This painting–which was inspired by a pillow case that caught my sister’s eye–is for my sister’s new home. She wants to add a touch of orange in every room, and I’m happy to oblige. I can’t wait to pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee with my sissy in her new kitchen.

30 Comments on Poppies in Watercolor

  1. annedesign
    October 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful, love it!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Anne. I hope my sister likes it, too.

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      • annedesign
        October 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm (4 years ago)

        I’m sure she will. :)

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  2. Pink Saucer
    October 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm (4 years ago)

    This is beautiful! :) I like the KIS rule!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 4, 2013 at 6:07 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you. The KISS rule always works for me!

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  3. Boomdeeadda
    October 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I really love that technique and the subject of your artwork. Your sister will be thrilled at how thoughtful you’ve been.

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  4. Pat
    October 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful composition and colors.

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  5. beverlydyer
    October 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm (4 years ago)

    One of my favorite ways to paint…line, shape, and color. Beautiful!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 5, 2013 at 3:40 am (4 years ago)

      It was so quick and easy. I completed this painting in about two hours.

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  6. angie013
    October 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow, sooo lovely, I love the simple shapes and colours a lot! This makes me wanna grab my own water colours :) Keep it up!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 5, 2013 at 3:41 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Angie. I used to follow another watercolor artist for several years. She inspired me to learn how to use watercolors. If you have a hankering, definitely give it a try. I find it very relaxing.

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  7. shreejacob
    October 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s beautiful!! Thanks for showing that simple works too!! :D

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    • afternoonartist
      October 5, 2013 at 3:42 am (4 years ago)

      So, this type of painting you could definitely do.

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      • shreejacob
        October 5, 2013 at 3:59 am (4 years ago)

        Yup..I think so…..hehe

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  8. Mary Sculptor
    October 5, 2013 at 12:54 am (4 years ago)

    This is so lovely, Jill! I love the colors, and the harmonious composition, and the greatly working KISS rule! :) That’s a wonderful gift!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 5, 2013 at 3:43 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Mary. My sister called me tonight to say she loved it. :)

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  9. Cindy D.
    October 5, 2013 at 1:48 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, it’s really cool and so different! The design is terrific. I love how some of those vine-ferny things look like they could be shadows. Wonderful color too!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 5, 2013 at 3:46 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Cindy. I thought it might be nice to show a different style of work. I received my new Copic pens in the mail this week along with some paper made specially for them. I experimented with them a bit and was able to do some rudimentary shading, but there’s definitely a big learning curve to mastering them like you have.

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      • Cindy D.
        October 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm (4 years ago)

        Haha, you are too kind! I think I have a long way to go. :)

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  10. littlepinkdove
    October 5, 2013 at 3:34 am (4 years ago)

    Love this! There is delicate beauty in simplicity…

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  11. pamelajeannestudio
    October 5, 2013 at 4:28 am (4 years ago)

    It sure doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful. If I were your sister, I would LOVE it!

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  12. The Renegade Seamstress
    October 6, 2013 at 12:03 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, Jill, I have such respect and admiration for your beautiful paintings!! I’m always impressed. I especially love the colors of this one.
    Happy Saturday!
    Beth

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    • afternoonartist
      October 6, 2013 at 12:27 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Beth. The colors kind of have a fall-ish vibe. But it’s not feeling like fall this week. The temperatures have been in the high 80s.

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  13. elenacaravela
    October 6, 2013 at 1:53 am (4 years ago)

    Less is sometimes more, and the joy in this piece is bubbling over. Fantastic, Jill!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 7, 2013 at 3:21 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Elena. So happy for my sister. She loves her new home and now we’re neighbors.

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