Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Poppy

This one tested my patience more than any other painting I've ever any style. If my paper had been larger I would've chosen to do this in a much larger format. Also after it was completed (I thought) and I had removed all the frisket I decided the center of the flower was not dark enough. The frisket didn't want to stick well the second time around. Even after repeated burnishings I still had some bleed under it. I had to resort to a few dabs of opaque white to correct the problem. This finally became a quest! I was going to complete this or die trying. It's not my best effort to date but it's certainly been a learning experience for me. This taught me I have the stick-to-it-enuffs to stay with a difficult project and secondly, to get it right the first time!


Mary said...

Oh Billie you poppy is fantastic and the framing superb. You are doing a great job with these.

Billie Crain said...

thanks Mary.:-) good to see you!