Friday, August 5, 2011

"Painting Poppies" with Absorbent Ground


This is a 6 x 12 stretched canvas and I decided to try something different. I have Absorbent Grounds made by Golden that I have hardly ever used. I just love watercolor paper so much that I have never really used it that much. So I decided to layer a coat of absorbent grounds on this canvas and see what happened. It was really fun to paint these poppies on this surface. I liked it alot although it is different from watercolor paper but it really does allow you to paint with watercolor on it.
You can see below how I started it off with just a wash in the background then painted the poppies. You can learn to paint these poppies in my upcoming "Painting Poppies" class that starts 
August 15th. I will do a giveaway on the 13th.




12 comments:

cve said...

I folling in love in your poppies!

Julie Bagamary said...

Your poppies are wonderful as always~

Bren said...

This is a beautiful piece Martha, love the little splatter effects around the petals and well, all of it :-) I've never heard of Absorbent Ground before, I guess because I've not used watercolour, fun to learn new stuff.

Nancy B said...

I'm signed up for the Poppy class and very much looking forward to it!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful textural poppies! xxoo

Fran said...

Your poppies look really nice. I'm not familiar with 'absorbent ground' and it's lovely to see what you've done with them.

Mary said...

these are so beautiful Martha. i think i may have some Absorbent Ground sitting around, will have to give it a try.

things are getting busy around here or i would be taking your Poppy class. Will you be offering it at a later time?

xxoo

lori vliegen said...

i LOVE your finished poppies, but you know me.....i would have been thrilled to just have that juicy background!! and, your tulips are gorgeous.....you're onto something with the grunge, girlfriend!! xoxox

Julie-ann Bowden said...

You have such a awesome gift to make anything beautiful! Always a pleasure to visit your blog, such beauty!

Terri Conrad said...

martha, your work is positively beautiful. LOVE it!

I just may have to sign up for your painting poppies course

Terri Conrad

LuckyDog said...

I never heard of such a thing.
Cool! Thanks, Martha.

Wendy Swenne said...

oh wow, this is gorgeous!

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